First, yes I am fully aware of the humour that exists in the title of the project. I listened to Blink 182 in high school, too. Let's move on.
In March of 2016, I asked my social networks, "If you had to title your life story (up to this point), what would it be called?" A slew of responses came in, and the covers you see are the result of creating a new jacket every day for the respondents.
Creating a book jacket is not a single-day process. There are manuscripts and sketches and iteration after iteration. I've made jackets in the past. It's a lot of work (and reading). This is just one of those "graphic designer wants attention / loves designing book covers" kind of projects.
I'll just take a second and honour those that came before me (because I'm sure there's some ape-ing involved with the work presented here): Peter Mendelsund, Paul Sahre, Chip Kidd, Coralie Bickford-Smith and John Gall.
* A small caveat. I've received notes from actual authors requesting they use the artwork from this personal project of mine to adorn their actual memoirs. In response, I ask that you view this talk by the estimable Mike Monteiro.