Not unpleasant, but still hard work." ~ Martin Amis, on BBC's website about writing one's memoirs"Every American may be working on a screenplay, but we are also continually updating a treatment of our own life - and the way in which we visualize each scene not only shapes how we think about ourselves, but how we behave, new studies find.By better understanding how life stories are built, this work suggests, people may be able to alter their own narrative,in small ways and perhaps large ones..." ~ Benedict Carey, Science section, The New York Times"This packrat has learned that what the next generation will value most is not what we owned but the evidence of who we were and the tales of how we loved.

The interior stories we tell about ourselves rarely agree with the truth.

People do it all the time: they destroy papers; they leave instructions in their wills for letters to be burned." "Bell wrote in 2001, to announce that he had finished the first part of his archive, he said that the obsolescence of software and technology was a threat to a computer archive. I wrote an article called Dear Appy for applications.

"Most of us have an urge, maybe more as we age, to circle back to the past and touch the places and things of childhood. Songs exploded from his head.""If you want to keep a memory as is, you carve it into a story.

Its not only keeping the content, its keeping the feeling alive.

"At last, a collection that shows the 'why, what, and how' behind memoir as legacy." ~ Susan Wittig Albert, author of WRITING FROM LIFE, founder of Story Circle Network Welcome to Pine Point, an interactive documentary, part scrapbook, part video, part book, part community memoir. STING: "Well, I've never thought that I would write a book, frankly.

I was honour-bound really to dig deep and bring memories, perhaps, that had been suppressed for a long time, that I would have preferred, perhaps, to remain in the sediment of my life.

" Read excerpts here and order here to order directly from APH.

Backstories about the process of getting the stories into print will be of particular interest to those who want to help others tell their life stories. (Or start here at Broadhead and click on Welcome to Pine Point.) Savor.

In the end, it's the family stories that are worth the storage." ~ Ellen Goodman, (Boston Globe via Deseret News, 4-12-02)"Memory revises itself endlessly.