My Life Story - So Far

This journal gives you prompts for recording your life's experiences, relationships and hard-won wisdom.

$30.00

The Rest is History

Inspire parents and grandparents to create a lasting family keepsake that will be treasured for generations. Beginning with "The Early Years," this uniquely designed journal is organized in nine sections, each containing thought-provoking prompts to spark a colorful personal memoir that captures the memories of first dates, lifelong friendships, meaningful stories, and pearls of wisdom gathered along the way. There's even a section dedicated to list the things you hope to accomplish next!

Fill in the sewn, clothbound journal on your own schedule, as little or as much as you would like, and gradually it becomes a treasure trove of experiences that will be cherished by you, your children, grandchildren and generations to come. Made in Hagerstown, Maryland.

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Exclusive Made in the USA
Made from
linen, gold foil, paper, adhesive photo corners
Measurements
9" L x 6" W; 106 pages
Notes
Sheet of 36 photo corners are included to allow for mounting of your keepsake photos.

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Item ID
22243

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REVIEW SNAPSHOT®

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UncommonGoodsMy Life Story - So Far
 
4.7

(based on 300 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (227)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (64)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (5)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (2)

98%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Well built / quality (133)
  • Professional quality (129)
  • Quality writing surface (118)
  • Bright white (31)
  • Unique (4)

Cons

  • Flimsy construction (4)
  • Thin paper (3)
  • Weak binding (3)

Best Uses

  • Taking notes (20)
  • Essays (13)
  • Gift (6)
  • Journaling (4)
  • Family history (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Quality oriented (144), Budget shopper (48)
    • Primary use:
    • Personal (195)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • Yes (368), No (34)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Perfect

This is the perfect gift for my friend who is a cancer survivor. She was diagnosed 5 years ago with STAGE 4 cancer. She told me that she kept thinking about how much she...Read complete review

This is the perfect gift for my friend who is a cancer survivor. She was diagnosed 5 years ago with STAGE 4 cancer. She told me that she kept thinking about how much she would do if she could only live to 45. This gift is part of her 45th birthday gift & also celebrates her 5th year of survival.

My Life- So Far...Perfect!

VS

Most Liked Negative Review

 

Didn't honor Free Shipping

The product was fine. The problem I had is the company charged me shipping despite entering a discount code. That was reflected before I paid for it. I contacted them to get it...Read complete review

The product was fine. The problem I had is the company charged me shipping despite entering a discount code. That was reflected before I paid for it. I contacted them to get it reversed and they told me that they don't give free shipping. I was ready to order more gifts from them but this put a sour taste in my mouth.

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5.0

Great 40th birthday gift

By 

from Indiana

Verified Buyer

Comments about UncommonGoods My Life Story - So Far:

My brother likes to write so thought this would be a great gift. Boy how he loved it. The title is perfect and the chapters are easy to use with plenty of leftover pages at the end to share exciting stories.

  • Was this a gift?:
  • Yes
 
5.0

Great Gift!

By 

from California

Verified Buyer

Comments about UncommonGoods My Life Story - So Far:

We got this for my father in law for a birthday present. He loves genealogy but my husband knew very little about his life. Once he's filled it out we're going to share it with the whole family.

  • Was this a gift?:
  • Yes
 
5.0

The perfect gift for those hard to buy for people.

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from Columbus, Ohio

Verified Buyer

Comments about UncommonGoods My Life Story - So Far:

I purchased "My Life Story -So Far" as a birthday gift for a very special 85 year old. It's the perfect gift for someone who doesn't need or want another thing to sit around or have to dust.

The book is a beautifully bound hard cover volume with lots of prompts to jog one's memory and get them writing. In addition to all the typical questions, such as "Where I was born' and Where I went to school" there are stimulating prompts like "How life changed when I became a parent", and "what I hope my children learn from me". It is very difficult to find a gift that is meaningful, thoughtful and appropriate for the occasion. "My Life Story - So Far" checks all the boxes. With this book, I'm not only giving a gift, I'm encouraging my friend to record their life and pass along a legacy.

Service and delivery comments:

Delivery was prompt and arrived in perfect condition.

  • Was this a gift?:
  • Yes

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Fantastic gift for family/ friends/ mentors......

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from NJ

Verified Buyer

Comments about UncommonGoods My Life Story - So Far:

I bought this for my father for Father's Day and he went nuts over it. This is going to be an item that I buy again and again. I only hope I get to read some of the results! It's especially perfect for that person whose stories you've tried to get out them and they can't think of anything to say. I wish it had been around when my great-grandmother was still alive.

  • Was this a gift?:
  • Yes

(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Very nice product!

By 

from Martinsburg, PA

Verified Buyer

Comments about UncommonGoods My Life Story - So Far:

I gave this to my 84 year old mother-in-law, asking her to write some things about her life. I think it is a wonderful book to have for the grandchildren and great grandchildren!

  • Was this a gift?:
  • Yes

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Excellent Gift!

By 

from Atlanta, GA

Verified Buyer

Pros

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Gift

      Comments about UncommonGoods My Life Story - So Far:

      I gave this to my father-in-law as he has such fascinating stories. He keeps saying he should write a book and I hope this helps him start writing.

      • Was this a gift?:
      • Yes
       
      5.0

      Great birthday present

      By 

      from Shoreline, Washington

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      Comments about UncommonGoods My Life Story - So Far:

      Gave this to my mom for her 75th birthday and she loves it.

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      • Yes
       
      5.0

      I would recommend this for an family

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      from Las Vegas

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      Comments about UncommonGoods My Life Story - So Far:

      An amazing way to track family history to pass down through generations.

      • Was this a gift?:
      • Yes

      (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

       
      4.0

      Font and writing lines too small

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      from Pittsburgh, PA

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Great questions

      Cons

      • Small font
      • Small space to write

      Best Uses

      • Gift for grandparent

      Comments about UncommonGoods My Life Story - So Far:

      Got this for grandparents and love the questions - my grandfather was very excited about it and started telling stories right away that I had never heard. The only drawbacks are that the font is small for an older person to read and the lines for writing are so close together that they would have to write very small which is sometimes hard for an older person.

      • Was this a gift?:
      • Yes

      (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Great Gift Idea

      By 

      from PA

      Verified Buyer

      Comments about UncommonGoods My Life Story - So Far:

      I don't think this book can ever be big enough, but is a fantastic idea for letting your kids know more about you.

      • Was this a gift?:
      • Yes

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