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28,470

That’s how many days we can expect to live if we live an average length of time in the US (78.5 years). 

 

Each of those 28,470 days is compromised of a wild mix of emotions and experiences that are truly unique to you. No one else sees the world the way you do. No one else can tell the stories you tell. 

 

Your Story. Your Voice.

That makes your life complex and interesting. And it’s true for everyone from your spontaneous world travelers, to the recently retired grandfather, to the mother who has worked for as long as they can remember. It doesn’t matter where you come from or how much money you’ve made.  

The stories you acquire over time deserve to be told. You’re entitled to have them written and recorded, to be passed down to future generations. What you’ve seen and learned in life should be memorialized. 

How to get started

Sitting down at a computer and saying, "Alright, time to write a book," feels intimidating. 

You don't have to do this all in one sitting. There's no rush. Play along with our story prompts or contact us directly and we can work with you one-on-one.

LET'S WRITE YOUR BIOGRAPHY

We’ll work with you to transcribe your stories in written word. Then we publish a private series of books for you to share with the people closest to you. 

 

MEET THE TEAM

 

Co-Founder

CHRIS O'BRIEN

Chris loves to work with people as they take a brand new idea or a rough draft and turn it into a final book. Chris is the author of the Medium Rare blog on ChicagoNow. As an author, Chris tries to publish a book per year. His latest one is called "Here or There" and is available via Long Overdue Books.

WHAT WE’RE UP TO

We all have thousands of memories to tap into and use as material for our life stories. The good memories. The bad. The heroic. The tragic. And, of course, the cringe-worthy embarrassing moments. Even the memories that seem mundane or ordinary could become fascinating for a future generation.

Imagine 50 years from now there’s a child looking at their family tree. But instead of seeing names and dates, they see an entire bookshelf.

 

There’s a book of poems from their great grandpa. There’s the novel that grandma worked on for 10 years. There’s your book of memoirs with an intro chapter written just for them.

Social media doesn't feel like the right platform to tell meaningful life stories. It's great for sharing updates. Engagement announcements. Weddings. Baby photos. Travel photos. That epic dinner you had last night. 

But it's only the highlight reel. And it lacks the nuance. There is more depth to each one of these moments. We believe stories are best shared offline.

 

CONTACT US