Imagine learning more about your great-grandparents’ lives, their stories, values and challenges, and your heritage. That’s the gift you are giving your family and future generations when you put your story to paper and write your memoir. What Are the Benefits of Writing a Memoir? Writing a memoir is beneficial for both the author and […]
You can’t insure your memory, but you can insure your memories by writing them down. Without memory, our lives would not exist as we know it. The workings of memory have fascinated scientists for thousands of years, but much is still shrouded in mystery. In this piece, we delve into what we do know to answer that age-old question: what is memory?
In our modern world, we are surrounded by images. In fact, we are almost obsessed with images. Smartphones allow everyone to snap photos in an instant and immediately share them with friends, family and on social media. When they come to creating their own memoir in decades to come, what a wealth of photos they will have at their disposal.
Many of our LifeBook authors grew up during the Second World War and, in their memoirs they describe the typical Christmas celebrations of the time. Even if many of us struggle with the restrictions Covid-19 imposes, today's Christmas festivities are, in comparison, a luxurious affair for most people.
As with any traditional event, customs change over the years, and gifts are becoming popular at Thanksgiving. Customized and experience presents are particularly favored as many people move away from material possessions. Perhaps, you want to express your gratitude to a loved one with a memoir this year?
Barbara Thompson MBE is a legend of the global jazz scene, and her career has spanned nearly five decades. Her influence will continue throughout 2020, with the release of her autobiography, upcoming appearance on Channel 4’s 24 Hours in A&E, and the continued appeal of her music.
In the past 70 years, the prevalence of affordable air travel has led to a seemingly smaller globe as people of all ages have the opportunity to travel. Retirees especially, who may have never been abroad until well into adulthood, are discovering the world and building memories.
While Europe had been fighting the Nazis, another limb of the war was being simultaneously fought many thousands of miles away in the Pacific. This conflict ended on 15th August 1945. This year we celebrate the 75th anniversary of VJ Day.
At LifeTime Memoirs, we’re often asked what the difference is between a memoir, an autobiography, and a biography. Although there are differences, it can be whatever you want it to be. The beauty is that, however you refer to it, it is your story, captured for generations to come.
As our world experiences a terrible pandemic, many of us are focusing on the negative, even obsessing over the things we cannot control. But we invite you to take a step back and think of all the moments in recent history we thought would never end: 9/11, Race Riots, The Vietnam War, World War II, and The Great Depression.