PROVO — Most people would agree that Dan Brown's "The DaVinci Code" is a page-turner of a book.

And the goal of anyone writing a personal history — although not fiction — should be to make it as interesting and riveting as possible, according to Dawn Parrett Thurston, an author, lecturer and life story writing teacher who was a presenter at the recent Campus Education Week at Brigham Young University.

"Have you ever read a personal history that's a page-turner?" she asked audience members, who laughed at the question.

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