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At LifeTime Memoirs, we are fortunate to have people who are very gifted with the written word. Many of them have a background in journalism, and, from time to time, they contribute articles reflecting on topics relating to our services and general life observations.

Aug 3, 2021

LifeTime Memoirs Founder Roy Moed Featured on BBC

BBC recently invited Roy to discuss the growing interest in writing memoirs and autobiographies. He also shared how it all started when he wanted to capture his father Jules’ stories and sent his personal assistant to document everything. After Jules’ book was finalized, he wanted to help others with their memoirs.

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Jul 27, 2021

Why Telling Our Family Stories Is So Beneficial

While memories fade, stories can last forever. We all enjoy the telling of our family stories – important events, traditions, adventures and misadventures! Our family stories are powerful and even if we’ve heard the stories many times before, it seems to stir something within our souls. Why is this? We take a look at why our family stories are so beneficial to us.

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Mar 8, 2021

High-quality Memoirs: The Materials & Methods Required

In this video, bookbinding expert Francis Atterbury and LifeTime’s founder Roy discuss our approach to making high-quality memoirs and, more importantly, why the choice of materials and bookbinding methods are so important. Francis has a long experience of making books and helped us establish our new way of making premium memoirs in 2018.

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Mar 3, 2021

Memoir Photography: Today and Tomorrow

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.

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Feb 11, 2021

Female Scientists: Covid-19 & Other Breakthroughs

Most recently, two extraordinary women have stood out, not only as scientific pioneers but also as very important players in the fight against Covid-19: Katalin Karikó and Sarah Gilbert. Their vital work has helped in the development of effective vaccines against the virus and, in turn, the saving of many lives.

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Feb 5, 2021

A Memoir – the Gift That Keeps on Giving

Here at LifeTime we often come across the reluctant author who has been gifted a project. However, once they see the immense value their finalized memoir brings to family and friends, they are happy they agreed to go ahead. John was one of them; his memoir is a joy to read for his son and granddaughter. She finds that he was born under a Mulberry bush really funny.

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Jan 27, 2021

Remembering the Holocaust Victims

27 January marks the anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz-Birkenau, the largest Nazi death camp. We set our busy lives aside and remember the six million Jews murdered during the Holocaust. We have several authors whose families were affected by the Holocaust. Susan and Ian Goldsmith wrote their memoir Survival and Success in 2019.

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Jan 11, 2021

Perfect Quarantine Project Made Easy With Free Tablet

Looking for something meaningful to do? Always wanted to write your memoirs? Since March 2020, we have a Covid-19 safe and simple process. To remove any potential technology challenges our budding authors might have, we are now providing free tablets that are pre-loaded and connected to the internet.

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Dec 30, 2020

Closing 2020 With Forbes Interviewing LifeTime’s Founder

Is it possible to end 2020 better than LifeTime Memoirs’ founder Roy Moëd being interviewed by Elaine Pofeldt for Forbes? The article “This Entrepreneur Has Built A Fast-Growing Business Helping Elderly People Tell Their Stories” is centered around how Roy’s father Jules inspired him to set up LifeTime Memoirs in 2012.

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Dec 22, 2020

We Wish You All a Merry Christmas & Happy New Year

They say hindsight is like 20/20 vision but 2020 is a year we may try to forget. Having said that, there have of course also been wonderful moments this year. All of us at LifeTime wish you and your loved ones a Merry Christmas and health and happiness for 2021. It will take strength and courage to make sure the future will be a better place.

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Dec 12, 2020

A Unique and Personal Christmas Gift – a Memoir

How do you go about finding the perfect Christmas gift for your loved ones? A gift that is unique and special? The holidays are around the corner, and that means we are all making our lists, checking them twice, and racking our brains for gift ideas for those who managed to earn a coveted spot on the list of “nice.”

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Dec 8, 2020

Historically speaking, today’s Christmas festivities are luxurious

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.

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Dec 4, 2020

LifeTime’s founder on BBC Radio Talking About Loneliness

Stephanie Hirst, BBC Radio Leeds, recently invited LifeTime Memoirs’ founder Roy to talk about how writing a memoir could give lonely and isolated older citizens an interesting project to work on. Roy spoke about how his father Jules got his appetite for life back when he wrote his memoir “Life Is For Sharing”.

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Nov 23, 2020

LifeTime on Business Without Bullsh*t’s Latest Podcast

Roy had a great discussion about how we have pivoted our customer journey since the beginning of the pandemic and his passion for tackling loneliness. Not only does a LifeTime memoir provide a meaningful project during the Covid-19 restrictions but the team also stays in touch with former customers living alone.

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Nov 18, 2020

Was Thanksgiving Always a Time for Sharing & Giving?

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?

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Nov 4, 2020

Writing Your Story: The Perfect Winter Project

Writing your autobiography or memoir with LifeTime Memoirs is the perfect winter project that will put a smile on your face. It means regular conversations with an interviewer chosen just for you. It’s a chance to look back and reflect. It’s a project that can occupy as much or as little time as you like.

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Oct 15, 2020

How Can We Combat Loneliness in Older Adults?

With the world facing many more difficult months in its battle with Covid-19, the population of elderly people who live both inside and outside care homes will continue to be seriously affected by one of the most mentally debilitating scourges of modern life – loneliness.

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Sep 30, 2020

Barbara Thompson’s Autobiography and TV appearance

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.

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Sep 22, 2020

New Consumer-facing Brand in North America

We are happy to announce that most consumer-facing activity in North America will gradually transition to LifeTime Memoirs branding. Consumer research revealed that memoir resonates better than autobiography with people looking to write their life stories.

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Sep 11, 2020

LifeTime Participates in the Leaders Council Podcast

LifeTime’s founder Roy was invited onto an episode of the podcast, which also included an interview with legendary Sir Geoff Hurst. Host Matthew O’Neill explored Roy’s views on leadership and the impact Covid has had on LifeTime Memoirs’ business.

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Aug 27, 2020

Making Memories by Traveling – the History of Air Travel

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.

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Aug 14, 2020

VJ Day: Remembering Those who Fought in the Pacific

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.

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Aug 5, 2020

What is a Memoir? Is it The Same Thing as an Autobiography?

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.

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May 11, 2020

Celebrate Milestone Birthdays With a Memoir

We place special emphasis on those milestone celebrations like 50th, 75th, even 100th birthdays. But when it comes to finding the perfect gift, it isn’t always easy. We propose a different kind of gift. If you have a loved one celebrating a milestone birthday, give them a LifeTime memoir.

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May 4, 2020

Universal Truths & Transformational Narratives

Have you ever read a novel, memoir, or autobiography and thought that your life story holds similar themes, messages, and events? This is the gift of a transformational narrative, one that holds universal truths that no matter who reads the story, can gain some insight into their own lives.

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Apr 23, 2020

Give Mom the Gift of a Lifetime This Mother’s Day

She’s the woman who gave you life. She cheered you on at events, supported you in all your passions, and set you up for a life of success. You never know how to express just how much she means to you. This Mother’s Day, give her something she can cherish for years to come. Her own autobiography.

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Apr 20, 2020

Journaling: Another Form Of Preserving Life’s Moments

Life is complicated and messy and beautiful, sometimes all in the same day. But having a moment or two each day or week to reflect on the now is important. It may feel silly at first, writing a journal to recap the little moments. But you are creating a record of your life story. One day you’ll be happy you did.

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Apr 14, 2020

The Time to Write Your Life Story is Now

As many Americans have reached the three-week mark of staying in place during the spread of COVID-19, you may be running out of things to do. How many times can you organize your pantry, spring clean your home, or watch another movie on Netflix? Perhaps this is the time to start your memoirs? Let us help you start writing your story.

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Apr 8, 2020

Social Distancing Without Isolating: Connecting Digitally

Right now, so many of us are feeling the emotional strain of social distancing. We can, however, make the situation a bit better by connecting with our loved ones using video technology. Albeit far from ideal, it does facilitate that all-important human interaction without risking our health.

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Mar 31, 2020

How We’re Adapting to Challenging Times

It’s more important than ever to have positive projects to focus the mind. The team has adapted to working from home and the company has adopted a new way around dealing with the issue of social distancing: we will temporarily be switching to remote video interviews. This way, we can continue helping you writing your life stories.

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Mar 30, 2020

The Moments That Shape a Life Time

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.

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Mar 25, 2020

“…Art is nothing if it is not a bridge to other people.”

What to do during your coronavirus home quarantine? Instead of trying to fill your time, we invite you to do something different. Create memories. The old fashioned kind, so to speak. Talk to your children. Share stories. Catch up on all the moments your busy life has made you miss out on.

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Mar 16, 2020

Our Covid-19 process keeping authors and project members safe

All employees have moved from the headquarters in England and Indiana to work remotely, and they continue to deliver the beautiful memoirs our families deserve. In order to protect both our authors and their interviewers, we are using our video interviewing technology, allowing our projects to continue without interruption.

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Mar 13, 2020

Keen to Capture Your Life Stories or That of Your Parents?

Roy has recently given interviews about his passion for helping ordinary people telling their life stories, recording social history and how writing a memoir is a therapeutic project offering a real social benefit. He also expressed how integrity and personal service are paramount to the company.

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Mar 13, 2020

A Pot of Gold and a LifeTime of Memories 

Growing up, you heard stories of your grandparents’ great adventures and many struggles. This Saint Patrick’s Day, share memories and life stories of your family history. You’ll feel more wealthy than if you found a pot of gold at the end of a rainbow. You’ll have cherished memories that will transcend generations.

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Mar 5, 2020

Handle Unanswered Questions Before it’s Too Late

Family stories around the dinner table seem to be a thing of the past with our on-the-move lifestyles. A survey found that 40 percent of families eat dinner together only three or fewer times a week, with 10 percent never eating dinner together at all. With the decline of shared meals runs the risk of losing out on family narratives.

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Feb 27, 2020

A Love That Transcends Time and Sickness

Though most of us will not experience a love story as magical and all-encompassing as found in “The Notebook”, we may love someone suffering from illness. How can you be there to support someone who may not remember you all the time? It is possible to stimulate brain activity by engaging them in activities.

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Feb 20, 2020

Transform Pain into A Gift that Gives Back

When your mother died, you had a million things on your mind, none of which involved how much you never were able to ask her. But when all phone calls were made, funeral arrangements finalized, and the flowers were selected for the service, you had a moment to reflect upon the pain of losing your mother, your biggest supporter and closest confidant.

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Feb 13, 2020

Why Write An Autobiography?

Your family may think they know everything there is to know about you. But have you told them the stories of the first time your heart was broken? Or the time you fell out of a tree? Or the story of your first family pet? The stories that meant so much to you. When you write an autobiography, you give your family a gift that gives back for generations to come.

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Feb 6, 2020

Life Moments to Remember, Life Stories to Share

When she lost her husband, Doris was faced with the task of going through her belongings. With her daughter’s help, she rummaged through old clothes, discarded knick-knacks and household objects. She came across a box of photos, cards, and sentiments from her life with Joseph. Moments she hadn’t wanted to forget. 

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Feb 3, 2020

We Need The Unique Stories of Everyday People

Think about the last autobiography or memoir you read. Who was it about? Royalty? A celebrity? Regardless of who wrote it, chances are it had a very captivating hook: escaping a dangerous situation, participating in a historic event, just to name a few bestselling storylines. But what about the stories of everyday people?

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Jan 27, 2020

Bridging Generational Age Gaps With Family Stories

Our family stories, our legacies, all boil down to one thing: our loved ones. Those special Sunday afternoons at Grandma’s house. The Thanksgiving dinners. When we miss out on those important opportunities for communication, we miss out on more than the social experience. We miss out on new memories.

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Jan 20, 2020

The Best Is Yet To Come 

You may have read on your social media feed the trending story, “Keep Your Fork -The Best is Yet to Come” If you haven’t read the narration, all of us at LifeTime insist you do. The insightful tale gives you a hard look at what’s important in life. In essence, the story details the wishes of a man diagnosed with a terminal illness, given six months to live.

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Jan 13, 2020

A Project To Live For And a Life Worth Living 

When you reminisce about all of those good times you shared, like the music you danced to in your kitchen, you’re swept into the past. The friendly smell of that soap, the feel of a familiar sweater, it all stimulates your brain helping you stay focused on the present, while ever mindful of your beautiful lifetime past.

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Dec 31, 2019

It’s The Final Countdown with the Times Square ball

How did the Times Square New Year’s Eve extravaganza start and what is the story behind its famous ball? The ball has become its own sort of celebrity and has become so popular, it has its own website where you can learn all about its life story and also creep on it live, even right at this moment!

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Dec 26, 2019

The Cabbage Patch Craze

Thirty-six years ago, in 1983, The Cabbage Patch craze ensued. The dolls were considered ugly by many, but the concept and subsequent marketing were stunning. Artist Xavier Roberts converted a medical clinic into a “hospital” where the dolls could be “adopted,” complete with a name and birth certificate!

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Dec 20, 2019

The Twelve Days Of Christmas

On the first day of Christmas, my family bought for me the gift of my LifeTime memoir. On the second day of Christmas, my family bought for me two hundred pages of my LifeTime memoir. On the third day of Christmas, my family bought for me three-week build, two hundred pages. On the fourth day of Christmas, my family bought…

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Dec 13, 2019

My Merry Memoir

Christmas has always been one of my most favorite times of the year. The furthest back I can remember, circa age four, the local mall had, of course, Santa Claus, but also…TWO REINDEER. Not live reindeer. But to me, they may as well have been. I can still envision their smiling plushy faces with heads that turned, welcoming eyes that blinked, and mouths that moved and…spoke! 

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Dec 4, 2019

It’s A Wonderful Life(time)

Sometimes we need a Clarence, from the classic film “It’s A Wonderful Life”, in our lives to help us know our worth. Sometimes we need a guardian angel to listen to us and to empathize with our deepest fears. Sometimes we need someone to validate why we were put on this earth and how we have made a difference. Who is your Clarence?

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Nov 27, 2019

All Things Merry and Bright at Your Fingertips

With Thanksgiving, Black Friday, Cyber Monday, Chanukah, Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, Kwanzaa, New Year’s Eve, New Year’s Day coming up we will certainly not be bored. On the contrary, the likelihood is that we’ll be literally inundated with shopping deals, events, dinners, and other celebrations. Make the most of it and get your agenda sorted now!

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Nov 25, 2019

Costello’s Gorgeous Tribute to Veronica

The famous song Veronica, co-written by no others than Elvis Costello and Paul McCarthy, chronicles the story of a life well-lived, full of ups and downs and laughs, of Elvis Costello’s grandmother who is slipping away into the darkness of dementia. Who is the “Veronica” of your family? How will her precious legacy be remembered? Perhaps by an autobiography?

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Nov 20, 2019

The Dash Is Why

If you haven’t heard of the poem “The Dash” by Linda Ellis, the team here at LifeTime Memoirs highly recommends you find a quiet place, pull up a chair, and get ready to feel all the feels. Perhaps most often heard during eulogies and memorial services, “The Dash” is a moving account of the true meaning of life. Imagine being able to capture and share the contents of your family member’s dash.

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Nov 13, 2019

A Timeless Thanksgiving Tradition

One of the most wonderful times of the year, where family, friends, and traditions are celebrated and revered, is here. One tradition that has transcended generations is Macy’s parade in New York City. Since the first march in 1924, the parade has captivated audiences and become synonymous with the start of the holiday season.

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Nov 5, 2019

The Gift Of A Lifetime

The holidays are coming, and that means we are all making our lists, checking them twice, and racking our brains for gift ideas for those who managed to earn a coveted spot on the list of “nice.” Today, life seems to move at the speed of light. No one has time to shop, let alone find something creative. Do not despair, the very best gifts in life are intangible. What about a memoir as a Christmas gift?

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Aug 20, 2019

Ghostwriter Andrew Crofts Visits LifeTime Memoirs

Andrew Crofts is a world-renowned ghostwriter, and he recently visited LifeTime Memoirs. He chatted to LifeTime Memoirs founder Roy about the use of ghostwriters and the private autobiography industry as a whole. Andrew was most interested in the way LifeTime Memoirs separates the interviewer from the ghostwriter.

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Aug 15, 2019

Personal Delivery to Flower Specialist Geoff Spriggs

LifeTime Memoirs founder Roy and members of the production team went to visit Geoffrey Spriggs at his business, Spriggs Florists, to personally deliver the copies of his memoir and to interview him about his experience. He also shared the story of when he met the Queen while working at Buckingham Palace.

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Jul 23, 2019

So, You’ve Retired. What’s Next?

If retirement is just around the corner, congratulations! After years of hard work, you have reached the third phase of your life when your time will It is an opportunity to start new projects allowing for continued personal growth and maintained mental health. Writing a memoir is a truly enjoyable, and often cathartic, exercise and a great gift for family and friends.

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Jul 17, 2019

LifeTime Event: Alan Beckett The Moat House Acton Trussell

With incredible generosity, LifeTime Memoirs author Alan Beckett arranged an event to celebrate his LifeTime project and promote the LifeTime experience in the Staffordshire area. He invited his project team, and LifeTime founder Roy, to speak and to have an exquisite lunch with 120 of his close friends and associates.

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Mar 7, 2019

LifeTime Memoirs Celebrates World Book Day 2019

World Book Day is upon us, and we here at LifeTime Memoirs couldn’t turn down a chance to don the garb of our favorite literary characters. We love the work World Book Day has done for many years promoting reading amongst young children. Do check out their website and grab some £1 book tokens to share some stories of your own!

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Feb 27, 2019

Joanna’s Experience as a LifeTime Memoirs Interviewer

Starting a journey with LifeTime Memoirs can feel a little daunting for new authors, but when they discover I share their passion and commitment, the respect and trust between us build. As the weeks roll by, our bond grows and we find ourselves greeting each other like old friends. It is a blessing and a privilege.

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Jan 17, 2019

Bryan Bates’ LifeTime Memoir Reveal

Every time a LifeTime memoir author visits us is a cause for celebration, but Bryan’s visit was particularly special as, upon collection of his newly created memoir, he would become our fastest-ever author to print his (having only invested in the private autobiography 21 weeks prior to his visit!). This is an amazing achievement.

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Jan 15, 2019

Nigel Gray’s Photographic Masterpiece Memoir

Another autobiography was added to our LifeTime Memoirs library recently. A professional photographer, Nigel’s book features magnificent photo collages of some of his best work; not forgetting to mention that he is the proud owner of one of our favorite dustcovers. Nigel is also one of the faces in our TV campaign.

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Jan 11, 2019

LifeTime Memoirs: The Glory of a Story

In these digital days, we’re bombarded with selfies, tweets, text messages and voice messages. As a ghostwriter for LifeTime, receiving a fresh 90-minute interview with an author gives me permission to mute my iPhone, unplug all my devices, don a pair of headphones and tune into the pleasure of listening, as a person, dips back into his or her past.

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Dec 14, 2018

A Life of Change – My Experience as a Ghostwriter

The authors whose memories I’ve helped to write for LifeTime Memoirs come from a wide variety of backgrounds. Some grew up ‘making do’, while others had well-off parents; some had easy childhoods while others struggled. However, one thing mentioned by nearly all of them is how things have changed during their lifetimes.

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Dec 13, 2018

Roy on Alan Wick’s New Radio Show, Real Business

LifeTime Memoirs’ founder Roy Moëd was invited for an interview by Alan Wick for his new radio show, ‘Real Business with Alan Wick’. The show aired on 25th November on 107 Meridian and is broadcasted at 5 pm on the last Sunday of every month. Alan talks to entrepreneurs from various business sectors.

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Nov 27, 2018

How to Create your Life Story in Three Simple Steps

If you’re thinking about how to create your life story, a little bit of planning can make the process simple and enjoyable. There’s often a pattern when authors begin the process of writing their life stories. First, they don’t know where to start. Then, they cover every major milestone as if crossing a stream by jumping boulder to boulder.

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Nov 21, 2018

Remembrance celebration by Invitation of the Queen

LifeTime project manager Nathalie Garcia talks about a project she initiated making a documentary called WAR TOWN, which looks at the British Army history, military architecture, sports in the military, and the civilian stories, all set in the small town of Aldershot between 1914–1918. The project got her an invitation from the queen.

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Sep 7, 2018

Author Alan Beckett – My Recollections of the Filming

Alan Beckett, LifeTime Memoirs author, shares his experience of filming our TV commercial and his experience of working with his dedicated project team. He sums it up with: “I might not be the most important client of LifeTime Memoirs, but everyone there has always treated me as though I am – it’s been wonderful and thank you”

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Sep 6, 2018

LifeTime Supports Local Historian Paul Vickers’ Book Launch

LifeTime’s Natalie talks about hers and Paul Vicker’s involvement in The EDGE Project. The project uses film, photography and media to engage young people to run initiatives based on the historical heritage of Aldershot and, in particular, the home of the British Army. EDGE supported Paul Vicker’s book launch to thank him.

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Aug 10, 2018

A Project to Live For – Caring For Aging Parents

We are very grateful for all of the support YPO has provided. Our founder Roy Moëd, a member of YPO, has been promoting the private autobiography journey as ‘A Project to Live For’. Among other things, YPO produced a video capturing the essence of LifeTime Memoirs and Roy’s passion for caring for aging parents.

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Aug 3, 2018

LifeTime completes their latest corporate history: SteelFab, Inc.

From Cotton Fields to Sky Scrapers, the story of SteelFab, Inc. is a highly illustrated corporate history that chronicles the rise of what began as a small family business in ornamental handrails in the 1950s and is now a leader of the steel fabrication trade. The project was the first American corporate history project for LifeTime.

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Jul 20, 2018

The 147th Open is Upon Us!

Golf fans across the world turn their attention to the UK in anticipation of the 147th Open. Competing for one of the most prestigious trophies in sport, golf’s best from all corners of the globe have converged in their attempts to attain the Claret Jug (not to mention the £1.42 million for the winner). One of LifeTime’s own will be in Carnoustie to watch the final two rounds.

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Jul 13, 2018

What does it take to be a good LifeTime Memoirs interviewer?

On the face of it, interviewing might seem like an easy job. Surely, anyone can ask questions and listen to the reply? We have key selection criteria but the overriding principle is to provide an interviewer to whom the author will feel comfortable revealing their innermost thoughts and personal details.

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Jul 5, 2018

Happy 102nd Birthday, Ralph!

The LifeTime team was delighted to wish Ralph Etigson a very happy birthday recently by gifting the centenarian two new handmade copies of his autobiography “Who am I?”. Ralph, who has just turned 102, was thrilled to receive his books, and he particularly enjoyed looking through the book’s photos. Ralph’s autobiography was one of LifeTime’s first projects.

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May 28, 2018

LifeTime Memoirs Does the Royal Wedding

The Royal wedding fever hit the UK on 19th May and everyone is still talking about it. The LifeTime barn is buzzing about who wore what, how incredible Meghan Markle and Prince Harry looked together. Everybody loves a royal wedding, as evidenced by the legions of well-wishers who lined the streets of Windsor.

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Feb 14, 2018

Capturing a Life Story – Maud and Mum

Emma Lowndes, blogger and caregiver, shares what she thinks is one of the most important parts of a care plan: the bit that attempts to convey a little of the life history, passions, interests and preferences of the person being cared for. That way, helpers don’t just see an ‘old person’; they see the individual. When she is of age she’ll commission a memoir.

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Feb 7, 2018

Disrupting Technologies: A Project to Live For

We are very grateful for YPO’s support of LifeTime’s quest to help people supporting their parents better. Roy, our founder.  was interviewed by YPO for their website about what inspired him to start LifeTime. It’s great to see such an amazing organization showing an interest in Roy’s campaign to help people care for their parents.

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Feb 5, 2018

LifeTime Author Derek Abbott Visits The Office

With Christmas and New Year behind us, what better way to start off January than with a visit from one of our very early LifeTime authors? Derek Abbott and his wife, Ruth, visited the office to sign a copy of the new edition of his memoir for us. Derek’s new edition was the first using Mohawk paper and being linen-bound.

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Jan 31, 2018

Reflections on Dementia, by Mr Harvey White

Harvey White became consultant surgeon at The Royal Marsden Hospital in 1976, and later held similar positions at King Edward VII Hospital for Officers, and The London Clinic. Harvey has also been much involved in charity work. He has kindly shared an editorial about dementia that he has written from personal experience.

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Dec 7, 2017

LifeTime author Lore Graham visits the office

Lore Graham and her daughter-in-law, Elizabeth, who had commissioned the project visited us at the office. She was given the project as a gift and initially, Lore wasn’t sure she could fill a book. However, with the help of her interviewer Sorraya and the rest of the team, the book took shape over the next few months!

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Nov 28, 2017

LifeTime Memoirs Are Currently Experiencing Our Busiest Christmas

With Christmas rapidly approaching (only three weeks to go at the time of writing!), we here at LifeTime Memoirs are currently experiencing our busiest Christmas production schedule yet. Unfortunately, Santa is too busy to help with our deliveries this year, but at least we’re now on first-name terms with our couriers.

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Nov 20, 2017

LifeTime – Tour of McLaren Technology Centre

Our founder Roy took part of a tour of the McLaren Technology Centre as part of an Institute of Directors event aimed at inspiring businesses in Surrey. The day included presentations by Simon Turner of  Driving for Better Business and Rob Melville, McLaren’s Design Director, plus a fantastic tour of the factory.

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Nov 9, 2017

Roy’s Story – Helping the Elderly

We are very honored that LifeTime Memoirs’ founder Roy has been included in Dr Tamara Howard’s new book, “Putting the soul back into business”. Tamara’s book is a documentation of a common phenomenon sweeping the world of business – the search for meaning and soul. Many companies are now seeking to be guided by an overarching purpose beyond profit.

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Nov 6, 2017

Strike A Light – Arts & Heritage

We at LifeTime Memoirs are proud to support the Strike a Light arts and heritage community that relentlessly works with children and community groups, such as Croydon Council. Strike a Light aims to strike a balance between art and heritage in a community-minded way that teaches and inspires, whilst helping to revitalize public spaces.

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Oct 19, 2017

LifeTime Memoirs, a Lasting Legacy – Dreaming a Nation

Dreaming a Nation, which follows the life of Sir Frederick Smith and charts the independence of Barbados, was produced by LifeTime Memoirs for Sir Frederick’s family and the book is also available to buy via Amazon. This fascinating memoir has gotten raving reviews which we would like to share with you.

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Sep 20, 2017

Corporate History – Custom Bespoke Services

Having captured the fascinating story of one of the largest renewable energy companies in the world, we are now at the exciting stage of editing the manuscript. The recently retired chief executive has been here at the LifeTime Memoirs office to give instructions to the editorial team to ensure his company’s story is perfectly told.

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Aug 7, 2017

LifeTime Memoirs – This Sums Up Why We Do It

A huge thank you to Tom and Viebecke Vraalsen, who sent us this wonderful photograph upon completion of Tom’s LifeTime project in July and kindly gave us permission to post about it. We love to hear from our authors once their projects have completed and the books have been circulated among family and friends.

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Jul 20, 2017

LifeTime’s a Great Way to Capture Your Memories

One of LifeTime Memoirs’ authors explains how she believes that the regular 90-minute interviews were just the right length so that she didn’t get tired or lose concentration. They also enabled her to check on the writing as it evolved and meant she could add things she had forgotten to say the first time she was interviewed.

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Jun 13, 2017

BBC Radio 4 Presenter Nick Baker Visits LifeTime

LifeTime Memoirs was featured in “Niche work if you can get it” on BBC Radio 4. The program was transmitted on the 17th January 2018 on BBC Radio 4. Nick Baker and his producer Leanne Coyle came to interview our founder Roy and other team members about the niche work they do and the service we provide.

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May 18, 2017

Reasons to Give Dad a LifeTime Memoir for Father’s Day

Anyone looking to find a special gift for their father will know it is not always easy to come up with a gift idea that he doesn’t already have. Dad is most likely the sort who has already bought everything he needs – including your intended gift! What about a memoir? It is a very unique and personal gift for your father.

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May 15, 2017

LifeTime Charity – An Evening With Chickenshed

LifeTime Memoirs was delighted to donate a memoir project for the Chickenshed Grand Auction to raise money and support their pioneering work through theatre and music! Many of the people Chickenshed have helped over the years were present at the auction and shared their amazing stories. Stories perfect for a memoir.

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May 3, 2017

The First Greek LifeTime – An Opus Odyssey

Caroline, LifeTime Memoirs bespoke project manager, elaborates on why she decided to join LifeTime™ in October 2015. With an academic publishing background and a love for history and literature, it was a perfect fit. Last year she got the opportunity to manage a very interesting project. An autobiography written in Greek.

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Apr 26, 2017

The Amazing Story of Former Broadcaster Julie Coker

Every life story of our authors is fascinating and provides an important insight into each family’s history. LifeTime Memoirs is proud to have been involved in the family autobiography of Julie Coker, former Nigerian television broadcaster and founder of the Richard Coker Foundation charity supporting anemia research.

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Apr 20, 2017

Bespoke LifeTime Memoir: Love and Laughter in a Suitcase

LifeTime Memoirs was honored to welcome Virginia Bayless and her daughter Brenda to the office for a coffee and cake presentation. Brenda’s final manuscript was over 152,000 words. We upgraded her memoir to our beautiful larger format hand-bound and stitched linen book and it is one of the biggest books in our library.

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Apr 13, 2017

Recipe for Aging Well: The Ingredients

Afraid of the ticking clock? Not sure you’ll be aging well? The LifeTime Memoirs’ team offers eight suggestions on how to age well: use it or lose it, embrace the senior moment, old dogs new tricks, a change is a good as a rest, there is more time than you think, tasks of aging, sandwich generation, and eat drink and be merry.

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Apr 11, 2017

The very first LifeTime memoir: Jules Moëd, Life is for sharing

Jules talks about his memoir and the story behind the title “Life is for sharing”. “I wasn’t too ambitious, I decided that life was for living. I didn’t work too late or come in too early. I had a nice business, I didn’t have sleepless nights, and I just ran a business. I didn’t make big profits but enough to live on and I was happy that way.”

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Apr 10, 2017

A LifeTime Memoir – A Gift With Real Meaning

An autobiographical journey can bring renewed purpose and inspiration to older people. Moreover, all of the people who have gifted a LifeTime Memoirs project to a loved one express the joy it has given the family, probing fascinating discussions and enabling amazing discoveries about the past.

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Apr 7, 2017

LifeTime Memoirs’ latest project “The Real Life of Brian”

The LifeTime Memoirs team is very proud to announce the completion of Brian Hallard’s autobiography “The Real Life of Brian”. The project was gifted to Brian by his two sons who were present when he was being presented with his finalized copies in the library of a lovely private club in central London.

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Apr 3, 2017

Ghostwriting Services – Barry Hughes

I have been making a living from writing for over 50 years, Indeed thinking about it, the importance of the written word to me goes back nearly 70 years as I am a product of Urdd Gobaith Cymru – the Welsh League of Hope – and I have a group picture including me, aged 5, having won some poetry prize – and I am not the youngest in the group.

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