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Chelsea author Angela Berent offers tips for writing a memoir

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Courtesy photo. Angela Berent.

As you organize your holiday gift ideas, be sure to include List Your Life:  A Modern-Day Memoir by Chelsea’s Angela Berent.

It’s a perfect gift for anyone who has a 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 Life for 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 Life a gift you’ll be proud to give.

List Your Life:  A Modern-Day Memoir is 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

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  1. I gave Angela’s books as gifts for mother’s day to my mom and sister. When we get together, we share what we wrote, it is so much fun!

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