List Your Life: A Modern-Day Memoir

By Angela K. Berent

From Doris Galvin

As you organize your holiday gift ideas, be sure to include List Your Life:  A Modern-Day Memoirperfect for any of your loved ones who have stories to tell.

List Your Life walks readers through the process of gathering memories.  Instead of lengthy writing commitments, the stories of our lives are gathered in quick lists as responses to various writing topics that can be light, fun serious and compelling. 

Quotes and insights from Angela’s readers: 

  • As a middle school teacher, Berent knows all about hesitant writers.  Creating quick, short lists has been one way that she has helped her students become more comfortable and effective writers.
  • “I’ve been trying to get my mom to write the stories she always told us when we were growing up,” shared a reader at the Kerrytown BookFest  
  • “I keep starting to write and don’t finish.  With this, I think I’ll be able to keep up,” 
  • “My mom keeps reading your stories,” a customer shared with Berent after purchasing List Your Lifefor her mother. “It’s helped her remember what she wanted to write.”

Memories matter, and this beautiful book will provide guidance and encourages your family and friends to begin writing their stories.  The watercolors of Chelsea graphic designer Lisa Michele Carpenter and the professional printing by Thomson-Shore of Dexter make List Your Lifea gift you’ll be proud to give.

List Your Life:  A Modern-Day Memoiris available at a number of independent bookstores around Michigan, including Serendipity Books and The Potting Shed in Chelsea, Move Wellness in Ann Arbor, and The Eyrie in Ypsilanti, as well as various gift shops throughout Michigan.  It can also be purchased online at

Seth Kinker

Reporter/Digital Media for The Sun Times News

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