After we reach a certain age, it’s certainly common to look back over the life we’ve led and wonder: what has it all added up to, and are there lessons here, for myself or others? That’s often the impetus for people to write memoirs- as a way to make sense of your life, come to terms with the challenges you’ve faced, or impart your experiential wisdom on others. Well, you may not realize it, but there’s a National Association of Memoir Writers that can help you figure out if you’ve got a story to tell. As well, there are many books and guides available to help you once you’ve made the decision to start. Check out this list of the most valuable titles Here. For a specific example of someone who recently penned a well-received book reflecting back on his life, take a look at essayist Bob Brody’s book, Playing Catch With Strangers: A Family Guy (Reluctantly) Comes of Age. Finally, for inspiration, you may want to take a glance at predictions of some of the best memoirs being published in 2018- Check out the contenders Here.