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 313 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (239)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (65)

  • 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 (380), No (35)

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

I would buy this again!

By 

from Virginia

Verified Buyer

Comments about UncommonGoods My Life Story - So Far:

My son loved this gift for his 21st birthday! I wanted to get him something special and this was just perfect.

  • Was this a gift?:
  • Yes
 
5.0

Love the quality!

By 

from Orlando, do

Verified Buyer

Comments about UncommonGoods My Life Story - So Far:

Bought this book as a gift for husbands grandmother and she loves It! She enjoys answering the questions and the memories it surfaces for her! Would highly recommend!

  • Was this a gift?:
  • Yes
 
5.0

Great for Grandparents

By 

from Arkansas

Verified Buyer

Comments about UncommonGoods My Life Story - So Far:

I love that it gives extra room for the writer to continue their story!

  • Was this a gift?:
  • Yes

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Great gift for Mom!

By 

from VA

Verified Buyer

Comments about UncommonGoods My Life Story - So Far:

We were looking for something to give my mom for her birthday and came across this book. She loves it and is excited to fill the page with memories (some of which she has never shared with us yet!) The writing prompts are great! Love this gift!

  • Was this a gift?:
  • Yes

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Excellent gift

By 

from New York

Verified Buyer

Comments about UncommonGoods My Life Story - So Far:

Great present. My Grandmother was thrilled! A little pricey for a book. But still, a thoughtful gift. It was meaningful because my Grandmother has been working on her life story. I thought these questions would be inspirational and help guide her as it's overwhelming project. She's 96 and her eyesight is not good, so she can't really read it. But someone can read the questions to her, so she can digitally record her answers that I will type up. This book is a great guide for this initiative and our whole family can benefit from hearing her story.

  • Was this a gift?:
  • Yes
 
5.0

Great book

By 

from Wellington, OH

Verified Buyer

Comments about UncommonGoods My Life Story - So Far:

I looked at several variations of this type of book and so many had just plain silly questions. Almost as if they couldn't think of good questions but wanted to fill a lot of pages. The questions in this book are thought provoking, which is exactly what you want in a book of this type. Just glancing through it before wrapping it took me through a whole range of emotions as the questions brought up many memories! I believe it will be fun to fill in, instead of feeling like a 'chore' as many of these books tend to feel.

Service and delivery comments:

Very fast delivery, well packed so in perfect condition. Exactly what I have come to expect from uncommongoods.com

  • Was this a gift?:
  • Yes
 
5.0

Great Gift!

By 

from Bought in NJ, sent to AZ

Verified Buyer

Comments about UncommonGoods My Life Story - So Far:

I think this is better than the specific grandparent version. There are prompts that help jog your memory

Service and delivery comments:

Delivery was after the expected date, but not by much

  • Was this a gift?:
  • Yes
 
5.0

Great birthday gift!

By 

from Memphis, TN

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Great writing prompts

Cons

  • Small writing room

Best Uses

  • Birthday

Comments about UncommonGoods My Life Story - So Far:

While some of the paragraphs are kinda small, I'm grateful to have his story documented. He is going to write much of it down first and then transfer it.

  • Was this a gift?:
  • Yes

(1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Amazing

By 

from Dallas Tx

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Comments about UncommonGoods My Life Story - So Far:

I was absolutely amazed by the New York Times headlines book that I purchased for my father. I literally started crying when I saw how amazing this present was.

Service and delivery comments:

Prompt

  • Was this a gift?:
  • Yes

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Amazing Detail

By 

from Cotati,CA

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Great detail
  • Worth the money

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Journal

    Comments about UncommonGoods My Life Story - So Far:

    I love the detail that was put into this product. I had left the plastic on until she unwrapped it. So when she opened it up I was extremely impressed.

    • Was this a gift?:
    • Yes

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