Your loved one's life story in 101 questions

STEP 1: Take our online interview

Have your loved one answer 101 thought-provoking questions about their life. You can either use our questions to interview them yourself or they can do it themselves, at their own pace. The questions are broken down into different “life chapters” like childhood, work and love so nothing is missed.

Step 2: We design their book

Once your loved one has reached the end of our interview, we’ll put together a book that combines their questions, answers and photos to create their own unique and professionally designed hardcover autobiography.

Step 3: We print & deliver their book

After they’ve approved the final draft of their book, we’ll send it off for printing and deliver it to their home. The first hardcover book is included for free as part of your gift and there are no limits on the number of additional copies that can be ordered. They will also receive a free digital e-book for easy sharing with family and friends.

Take a look

Take a look at a sample book here

Pricing

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Get access to a sample online interview with 20 questions


Test our process to see how it works and then buy as a gift to allow your loved one to easily record their life story


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Make it easy for a loved one to record their life story into a professionally designed hardcover book


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What people say

“My Mum was thrilled when we gave A Life Untold to her for Christmas. She had previously talked about writing her life story but I think it may never have actually got off the ground.”

Sarah | AUS

“It’s a great concept. Anyone can write it. Better still, anyone can read the finished product.”

Robert | AUS

“My mother and I had a wonderful time reminiscing and answering the interview questions together. She is not in the best of health and it was of benefit to her to talk about and share the past with me. She was super excited and appreciative knowing that her life story would be written and presented in book form. Great way to connect closer with family.”

Karl | USA
“A Life Untold made being ‘an author’ so easy. The quick response with emails and the quality of the completed book is more than I hoped for. I am so anxious to give this to my mom for Christmas. It is a gift she will treasure always.”
Debbie | USA

“My book arrived this morning and I am absolutely thrilled. It is beautifully presented, I had not expected the pictures to be in colour – you have made my day.”

Helen | AUS

“Thank you so much! I love my book. Keep doing what you’re doing.”

Doug | USA

“I’m ordering one for my mum, dad and grandma so our one year old daughter will be able to read their stories one day.  I’m a total fan.”

Rachel | AUS

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"If you want to give ... a gift that's both meaningful and you love creating along the way —  this is it."

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"A Life Untold offers a series of exciting and engaging questions you can ask your loved one and offers you a chance to hear stories you’ve never heard before."

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"An amazing gift your family will treasure forever."

FAQ

Autobiographies can be difficult to write and hard to read. Our Q&A interview solves both of these challenges. We make it easy to write because the interview questions naturally prompt people to remember - and write down - interesting events in their life. Not everyone feels like a confident writer but absolutely anyone can answer questions. Best of all, loved ones that read the final book will feel like they're sitting down with the author and having a wonderful conversation about their life. It's their story, told their way, in their own words.
We know every story is unique so have taken the following steps to ensure our questions capture everything your loved one wants to say:
  1. We cover a broad range of "life chapters" including (but not limited to) relationships, childhood, family, work, children and more philosophical questions as well.
  2. We use open-ended questions to encourage meaningful answers that can branch off in any direction depending on their life experience.
  3. We give the opportunity to add your own questions to make sure nothing is missed.
It's their story, told their way, in their own words.
We've had people finish their life story in a single sitting. Others love the process and continually refine and expand their answers over many months. If you're looking to interview your loved one yourself, we recommend setting aside at least 3 hours with them. Our questions will spark a wonderful conversation so enjoy the process and remember that you don't have to get through everything in a single sitting.
With permission, we carry out a standard spelling and grammar check for free. However, if your loved one is looking for a more thorough edit of their final book before printing, we can organise this too. We charge $150 per 10,000 words for our editing service (this is the average length of an A Life Untold book). The final approval of all words before printing will always be in your loved one's control.
Absolutely. No autobiography is complete without photos. They can be uploaded through the online interview and there are no restrictions on how many can be added.
Your gift purchase includes the first hardcover book designed, printed & delivered to your loved one's home. In addition, we'll provide a digital e-book at no extra charge so they can easily share their book with friends and family via email. There are no limits on the number of additional copies that can be ordered. Our pricing is as follows:
# Additional books
Price
1 to 4
$79 per book
5 to 9
$69 per book
10 or more
$59 per book
We offer free shipping to the USA, Canada, Australia, NZ and the UK

Get in touch

Please email us at info@alifeuntold.com or reach out on Facebook. Alternatively, feel free to call us on (213) 221 6095 (in the USA) or on (02) 8387 8289 (in Australia). We'd love to hear from you!