Leaving a Legacy by Writing One


Alan Gelb, one of America’s best writing coaches, has written a book called “Having the Last Say: Capturing Your Legacy in One Small Story” that helps people to write a personal history that can be passed on to the next generation.

Gelb likens the capturing of this personal history to the Jewish tradition of an “ethical will”. “A Jewish ethical will (in Hebrew, “Zava-ah”) is a document that is designed to pass ethical values from one generation to the next,’ Gelb points out.

Please listen to my interview with Alan in which we discuss how the documenting of one’s “last say” can not only prove to be an invaluable piece of family history, but can help to bring families together and have “the Talk”.

Listen to interview here.


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