The Great Book of Lists – Chapter 3.1 -Your Party of Choice

If you could host a dinner party, comprised of anyone from history, dead or alive, who would you invite?

I’ve been asked this question before, at real-life dinner parties and alcohol fueled gatherings filled with introspective board games. For some reason I struggle to come up with answers. History is so vast, and the names who have stood out in it are multitudinous. How do you pick? Do you focus on the present- the modern day celebrities and game changers? Do you conjure up the specters of the past, the men and women who shaped the world before us? It’s a hell of a question.

But I have a head cold so to save some of my poor brain cells I’m just going to go with a journaling technique- set a timer, scribble everything that comes into my head, stop.



Wow. So apparently my mind is just a million times emptier than I thought today. More than half are still alive? So that’s weird. More celebrities than I expected too? And unsurprisingly a lot of writers. I may revisit this topic at a later date…

  • J.K. Rowling
  • Lin-Manuel Miranda
  • Alexander Hamilton
  • Thomas Jefferson
  • Emma Watson
  • Bill Gates
  • Teddy Roosevelt
  • Mindy Kaling
  • Tim and Eric
  • Mark Twain
  • Stephen King

Yeah, let’s blame Sudafed for sure.

The Great Book of Lists is a 52-week list making project with the objective to “reflect your happiness, your hopes, your project, your inclinations, the person you were, the person you long to become.”