What we do

My Life, My Stories is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that provides seniors an opportunity to preserve their memories with a matched volunteer. Conversations between the author and volunteer are recorded, transcribed, edited, and printed in hardcover books that our authors can share with friends and family. We focus on helping underserved populations in the Bay Area including people of color, immigrants, low income elders, the homeless, vets, and LGBTQ seniors.


Bob and Susan with book

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As a nurse, Susan dedicated her life caring for others. In his chapters, Bob talked about funny pranks he and his twin brother orchestrated to trick strangers. The last chapter of their memoir contains special memories shared between each other. The relationship between Bob and Susan epitomizes the meaning of love.

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Nate

There is nobody better than Nate to bring a smile to your face. Whether it's serenading you with a Bobby "Blue" Bland tune or recounting one of his many infamous stories of being a ladies' man back in the day, Nate radiates with positive energy. All too familiar with the feeling of loss and pain, Nate is one-of-a-kind in being able to see the good in any situation. 

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Nae

Nae’s memoir brought her to tears—it’s filled with memories about growing up in Korea during the war. Her father worked for the government so he was constantly hiding from Chinese and North Korean officials. Nae's mother and her siblings traveled all over the country by foot seeking shelter and safety from friends and family.


My wife works two jobs to cover my medical costs so I only get to see her once a week. It's a pleasure to have company when she is not able to visit the nursing home.

— Jose, senior author


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