Gift Shop of Gratitude

A Journal to Explore the Journey of Your Life

Coming November 12th

Gift Shop of Gratitude offers a charmingly original way to remember and record the many gifts life has given us. Twenty warm, humorous, and illuminating essays—about common items found in gift shops—prompt readers to recall the people, events, and experiences for which they’re most grateful. Examples include playing cards to recall the people we most love; t-shirts that call to mind memorable events and activities, refrigerator magnets to recall enriching travel, and more.

Gratitude Pages at the end of each chapter enable readers to record the many gifts of their lives, creating a personal “testament of gratitude” and a precious family heirloom for children, grandchildren, and all whom they’ve loved. Whether buying a copy for yourself, a friend, or a family member, Gift Shop of Gratitude offers a timeless gift.

“In this warm hearted, charming book… enhance and deepen your memories—and your gratitude.”
—Judith Viorst, author 


Peter Lovenheim is an author and journalist whose articles and essays have appeared in the New York Times, New York Magazine, The Los Angeles Times, Parade, Politico, The Forward, AARP Magazine, The Washington Post, and other publications. He is Washington Correspondent for the Rochester Beacon, an online source of news and commentary for his hometown of Rochester, NY. His latest book, coming this November, is Gift Shop of Gratitude, a charmingly original way to remember and record the many gifts life has given us.

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