To make your own, just log onto http://www.blurb.com/create/book/photobook and download the templates. Pictures can be slurped in from your own computer, flickr, or several other sources. You can write as little or as much as you want and super computer skills are not needed. My only advice to you is take your time, and have fun!! You can also make small books through Kodak or other photography sites.
Although this is more of an encouragement than a "how-to", I hope it will inspire many of you to take the plunge. Who knows? One of us may be famous some day!