Welcome to Reader’s Digest Private Autobiographies in partnership with LifeBook

What would it mean to write your life story?

Through face-to-face interviews, we bring your stories to life in your very own private autobiography. Create a precious heirloom that your family and future generations will treasure forever. With LifeBook, you will be assigned a dedicated, professional and highly-skilled team, including an interviewer, ghostwriter, editor and designer, to support you in the creation of your private autobiography.

Welcome to Reader’s Digest Private Autobiographies in partnership with LifeBook

Your 20 hours of face-to-face meetings are developed into a manuscript by a professional ghostwriter, which is regularly edited by our team in the UK through consultation with you. We then add your photos, and after a final review and your sign-off the completed LifeBook is printed, section-sewn and linen-bound into beautiful hand-crafted books.

LIFEBOOK AUTHORS

Harry Gow

“What’s Your Name?” “Me Gow”

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Dulsingh Dowlutta

Yes Matron! From (Mont-Roches) Mauritius to (Driffield) East Yorks

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Daphne Hickey

Being Bid: Don’t Worry, Be Happy

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AUTHOR TESTIMONIAL

I would like to dedicate this book to all my family, past and present, who have been a great support to me throughout my life.

Harry Gow, LifeBook author

Mr Harry Gow, LifeBook author of “What’s Your Name?” “Me Gow”

I had wanted to write my memoirs for a long time and, at one time, had even tried to do them myself with the help of my son. When I came across LifeBook whilst reading Reader’s Digest, it really struck a chord with me – I knew this was what I needed to help me put my memories down on paper.

I set about doing so and, from start to finish, creating my autobiography with LifeBook was a fantastic six-month adventure.

Harry Gow With LifeBook Readers digest

Mr Harry Gow with his family and LifeBook recipients.

 

Me and my pal Daisy.

 

 

My interviewer was first class and I thoroughly enjoyed my sessions with her – especially when going through my photographs to choose the ones I wanted to feature in my book. I kept a Dictaphone in my drawer so that whenever memories and stories popped into my mind between interviews, I could keep a record of them – my wife then typed up the stories ready for my next session.

My children and grandchildren had no idea that I was doing the project until I gathered them all together one evening – none of them had guessed what I was about to share with them, so they were absolutely amazed when I presented them with their books. My eldest son then proceeded to immediately read his copy from cover to cover!

The quality of my autobiography is exceptional and the books themselves are beautiful. LifeBook was, at all times during my project, completely professional and every team member gave me the support I needed when I needed it.  

I’m extremely satisfied with my books and delighted to be able to share my treasured memories and stories with my family. On top of that, I have thoroughly enjoyed recalling my stories, both in the telling of them and, now, by reading them in my LifeBook. I’d highly recommend LifeBook to other Reader’s Digest readers – it’s a wonderful experience that produces a superb end result.

I would like to dedicate this book to all my family, past and present, who have been a great support to me throughout my life.

Harry Gow, LifeBook author

Mr Harry Gow, LifeBook author of “What’s your name?” “Me Gow”

I had wanted to write my memoirs for a long time and, at one time, had even tried to do them myself with the help of my son. When I came across LifeBook whilst reading Reader’s Digest, it really struck a chord with me – I knew this was what I needed to help me put my memories down on paper.

I set about doing so and, from start to finish, creating my autobiography with LifeBook was a fantastic six-month adventure.

Harry Gow With LifeBook Readers digest

Mr Harry Gow with his family and LifeBook recipients.

 

Me and my pal Daisy.

My interviewer was first class and I thoroughly enjoyed my sessions with her – especially when going through my photographs to choose the ones I wanted to feature in my book. I kept a Dictaphone in my drawer so that whenever memories and stories popped into my mind between interviews, I could keep a record of them – my wife then typed up the stories ready for my next session.

My children and grandchildren had had no idea that I was doing the project until I gathered them all together one evening – none of them had guessed what I was about to share with them, so they were absolutely amazed when I presented them with their books. My eldest son then proceeded to immediately read his copy from cover to cover!

The quality of my autobiography is exceptional and the books themselves are beautiful. LifeBook was, at all times during my project, completely professional and every team member gave me the support I needed when I needed it.  

I’m extremely satisfied with my books and delighted to be able to share my treasured memories and stories with my family. On top of that, I have thoroughly enjoyed recalling my stories, both in the telling of them and, now, by reading them in my LifeBook. I’d highly recommend LifeBook to other Reader’s Digest readers – it’s a wonderful experience that produces a superb end result.

For my children, their offspring and others who may be interested.

Dulsingh Dowlutta, LifeBook author

Dulsingh Dowlutta, LifeBook author of Yes Matron! From (Mont-Roches) Mauritius to (Driffield) East Yorks

I started my LifeBook journey a couple of years ago after reading about them in Reader’s Digest. I like to read the magazine and always pick it up when I travel as I’m a fan of the short stories.

I’ve always wanted to write about my life, both here and in Mauritius, but I didn’t know where to start so when I saw LifeBook featured in Reader’s Digest I decided to ring them to find out more.

Mr Dulsingh Dowlutta and his LifeBook private autobiography.

Mr Dulsingh Dowlutta and his LifeBook private autobiography.

Mr Dulsingh Dowlutta reading to his grand children.

Mr Dulsingh Dowlutta reading to his grandchildren.

 

After the call I was also sent a booklet which clearly explained how creating my private autobiography would work. After speaking to them and reading through the booklet I decided I was happy to proceed.

Tom was allocated as my project manager and he organised everything. I had started to write down a lot myself by that point and so gave what I had written to him which was then structured into chapters. He was a great support, especially as it took a while to bring to fruition as I became ill and was in hospital for some time.

It was a very interesting and very rewarding process – I received the copies of my book a couple of months before Christmas, in time to send them to people that feature within my book as Christmas presents.

I’m very happy with the content and quality, of both the writing and the photographs that are included, and my friends and family that have read it so far have said they really enjoyed it too. It will also be a great thing for my grandchildren to read when they grow up and I’m so pleased that the story of my life will live on.

For my children, their offspring and others who may be interested.

Dulsingh Dowlutta, LifeBook author

Dulsingh Dowlutta, LifeBook author of Yes Matron! From (Mont-Roches) Mauritius to (Driffield) East Yorks

I started my LifeBook journey a couple of years ago after reading about them in Reader’s Digest. I like to read the magazine and always pick it up when I travel as I’m a fan of the short stories.

I’ve always wanted to write about my life, both here and in Mauritius, but I didn’t know where to start so when I saw LifeBook featured in Reader’s Digest I decided to ring them to find out more.

Mr Dulsingh Dowlutta reading to his grand children.

Mr Dulsingh Dowlutta reading to his grand children.

Mr Dulsingh Dowlutta reading to his grand children.

Mr Dulsingh Dowlutta reading to his grandchildren.

 

After the call I was also sent a booklet which clearly explained how creating my private autobiography would work. After speaking to them and reading through the booklet I decided I was happy to proceed.

Tom was allocated as my project manager and he organised everything. I had started to write down a lot myself by that point and so gave what I had written to him which was then structured into chapters. He was a great support, especially as it took a while to bring to fruition as I became ill and was in hospital for some time.

It was a very interesting and very rewarding process – I received the copies of my book a couple of months before Christmas, in time to send them to people that feature within my book as Christmas presents.

I’m very happy with the content and quality, of both the writing and the photographs that are included, and my friends and family that have read it so far have said they really enjoyed it too. It will also be a great thing for my grandchildren to read when they grow up and I’m so pleased that the story of my life will live on.

To all my lovely, lovely family, of whom I am very proud.

Daphne Hickey, LifeBook author

Daphne Hickey, LifeBook author of Being Bid: Don’t Worry, Be Happy

Daphne first discovered LifeBook after reading about them in Reader’s Digest a couple of years ago. She had always enjoyed writing stories and with a couple of notebooks full of her own memoirs already – courtesy of her inquisitive daughter Paula asking her to write some things down about her life – they decided to make further enquiries to see how LifeBook could bring the dream of creating her very own autobiography to fruition.

As a mother, grandmother and great-grandmother, Daphne and her whole family loved the idea that the stories of her life would last forever in a book that could be handed down the generations.

In addition to the 10 handcrafted copies she received to share with family and friends, she also received 1 hour of audio highlights which was especially appealing and important to her family as it means her six great-grandchildren will always be able to hear their great-grandmother’s stories, as told by her, when they are older.

Her journey began with 12, 90-minute face-to-face interviews with Dean, her LifeBook interviewer, confidante and friend. Daphne had been all over the world and loved to travel, most recently going on yearly cruises with Paula, but as her mobility worsened, creating her private autobiography with LifeBook became an alternative to the holidays. Interviews with Dean became the perfect antidote to her boredom and were one of her favourite and most valuable parts of her LifeBook journey. 

Daphne’s daughter Paula says:

“Dean was such a perfect match for Mum as he used to bring out the best in her and helped her so much in remembering her stories. I remember him saying he loved the little giggle she gave when she told him something a bit naughty!  She had always been a big fan of the Reader’s Digest and had read it for years. At the end of her book, she speaks of how she always had a joke that she told during the family Christmas dinner. Most of these she had gleaned from her issues of Reader’s Digest!

The book has been wonderful for the family. I have been able to give copies to both my sons, my nephew and also to my three cousins. The ones who have already read it loved it and I have saved one to specifically lend to friends.

This has been great as it means more people get to read about her life. She was always very modest and even while talking to Dean she would say, ” I haven’t done anything special in my life so I don’t think it will be very interesting.”

However, I always said to her that all her great-grandchildren will remember her as an old lady but when they are old enough to be interested they will be able to learn about her childhood and how different it was from their own. We especially like the recording of her reading out the excerpts as this will enable us to hear her voice again.”

To all my lovely, lovely family, of whom I am very proud.

Daphne Hickey, LifeBook author

Daphne Hickey, LifeBook author of Being Bid: Don’t Worry, Be Happy

Daphne first discovered LifeBook after reading about them in Reader’s Digest a couple of years ago. She had always enjoyed writing stories and with a couple of notebooks full of her own memoirs already – courtesy of her inquisitive daughter Paula asking her to write some things down about her life – they decided to make further enquiries to see how LifeBook could bring the dream of creating her very own autobiography to fruition.

As a mother, grandmother and great-grandmother, Daphne and her whole family loved the idea that the stories of her life would last forever in a book that could be handed down the generations.

In addition to the 10 handcrafted copies she received to share with family and friends, she also received 1 hour of audio highlights which was especially appealing and important to her family as it means her six great-grandchildren will always be able to hear their great-grandmother’s stories, as told by her, when they are older.

Her journey began with 12, 90-minute face-to-face interviews with Dean, her LifeBook interviewer, confidante and friend. Daphne had been all over the world and loved to travel, most recently going on yearly cruises with Paula, but as her mobility worsened, creating her private autobiography with LifeBook became an alternative to the holidays. Interviews with Dean became the perfect antidote to her boredom and were one of her favourite and most valuable parts of her LifeBook journey. 

Daphne’s daughter Paula says:

“Dean was such a perfect match for Mum as he used to bring out the best in her and helped her so much in remembering her stories. I remember him saying he loved the little giggle she gave when she told him something a bit naughty!  She had always been a big fan of the Reader’s Digest and had read it for years. At the end of her book, she speaks of how she always had a joke that she told during the family Christmas dinner. Most of these she had gleaned from her issues of Reader’s Digest!

The book has been wonderful for the family. I have been able to give copies to both my sons, my nephew and also to my three cousins. The ones who have already read it loved it and I have saved one to specifically lend to friends.

This has been great as it means more people get to read about her life. She was always very modest and even while talking to Dean she would say, ” I haven’t done anything special in my life so I don’t think it will be very interesting.”

However, I always said to her that all her great-grandchildren will remember her as an old lady but when they are old enough to be interested they will be able to learn about her childhood and how different it was from their own. We especially like the recording of her reading out the excerpts as this will enable us to hear her voice again.”

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