• This is your chance to tell your Life Story the way you lived it.
  • Life didn’t just happen to you. You happened to life.
  • We write to taste life twice, in the moment and in retrospection. - Anais Nin
  • Your LifeStory is as unique ... and you are the only one who can tell it.
  • You will discover that you and your life story are in very good hands. - Harold Berman
  • You are the still same person you were at 8.
  • LIFE JOURNEY BOOKS - Everything You Need to Tell Your Life Story
  • Using the Workbook, I was surprised at how much I learned about myself. - Shelley Winkler
  • We write to taste life twice, in the moment and in retrospection. - Anais Nin

Meet LifeJourney Books

LifeJourney Books was born five years ago when Deborah Fineblum, having profiled countless seniors as a newspaper feature writer, recognized the tremendous opportunity seniors have to tell their life stories. The problem: Most of them were daunted by the enormity of the task and soon gave up, frustrated that there was nothing available to guide them.

Convinced that she could help, Deborah developed a LifeStories workshop, presenting at several locations in the Boston area and Florida. Two years later, she joined forces with fellow writer Naomi Grossman and together they developed their LifeJourney Books “LifeStories Boot Camp.”

Over the past three years, they have presented these “Boot Camps” to groups of seniors and baby boomers in Massachusetts, Rhode Island and Israel. They’ve also worked one-on-one with several clients, enabling them to discover, document and preserve their unique life stories. But their students and clients wanted more.

This summer, LifeJourney Books Do-It-Yourself Memoir Workbook appeared in print for the first time. Packed with probing questions, helpful tips and inspiring quotes in an easy to-use-format, the Workbook is the culmination of their work with countless would-be memoirists.


Meet the coaches:

Deborah Fineblum comes to LifeJourney Books with two decades of writing and editing experience in both public relations and journalism, as well as teaching writing to senior citizens and college students alike. Prior to her years as Senior Public Relations Manager with Combined Jewish Philanthropies of Greater Boston, she was a staff writer for the Democrat and Chronicle in Rochester, NY. Her articles and columns have won awards for the newspaper as well as for Hadassah Magazine, where she is a regular contributor. She now writes, edits and blogs for a number of Boston-area nonprofits.

Naomi Grossman is an experienced marketing and feature writer, editor and blogger. Prior to joining LifeJourney Books, she helped clients such as Brigham and Women’s Hospital and Venator Partners develop Web and newsletter content, as well covering tech issues for Redmond Magazine. Naomi also worked for the state of Massachusetts, developing web content and writing and managing grants. Previously, Naomi was associate editor at, a site that delivers technology solutions, resources and tips to business and tech decision makers. She’s written for publications such as Ladies Home Journal, Ms. andThe Jerusalem Post.