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My Birthday Surprise - A Personalized Story (for adults)

Are you looking for a fun birthday gift for that special friend or other adult in your life? Then consider this personalized birthday story. Read the page by page sample text below this page. 

Here is why many people find this book to be a unique birthday gift especially to their adult friends.

  • The story is about the 10 keys to success in your friend's life all presented in a humorous way.

  • It is personalized with their names, names of friends, hometown, date of birth, and more.

  • We'll also add a special message from you like "Happy 40th Birthday!" or something unique that only your friend will understand!  We do not charge for this, just request it on your order form.

  •  This is a birthday gift that can be kept for a long time and anyone you give it to will remember you for a long time since your name will be printed in the book as well as the date you are giving it.

From Gina: " I just wanted to let you know that the book arrived today, and I absolutely LOVE IT!!  What a wonderful, special gift to give to a special friend............I am sure this will be very special to her!  Thanks so much!" Read more testimonials

Please also note that we have a child version of this story which would be a great gift to give to that special child in your life. The text of the story is different but the illustrations are the same.


Birthday Surprise  
Sample page illustration

Book Cover

  Sample page illustration

     Price $18.95 Book # 505b Hard Cover, 35 pages, 6 3/4" x 8 1/4", for adults

A detailed story of this book is given below.  We guarantee satisfaction so there is no risk when you order our books.

Please provide the following information when ordering:-

  • Book Number
  • First Name
  • Middle Name
  • Last Name
  • Gender
  • Age
  • Birth date
  • Home town
  • Names of up to 3 friends
  • Dedication (e.g. with love from)
  • Name of the person giving the book
  • Date the book is given

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My Birthday Surprise - Detailed Story

Note: As you read the story below substitute the underlined information with yours.  This is just a sample story, your book will be made using the information you provide listed above.

  • Page 1 - Book title and picture illustrations Please note that the illustrations are the same as those for the child version, 2 page samples shown above.
  • Page 2 - Picture illustration
  • Page 3 - "My Birthday Surprise" was created especially for Michael Jeremy Smith, with love from, Mom and Dad, November 9, 2000.
  • Page 4 - Yes, it was birthday time again, November 9thMike Smith of Atlanta, had reached yet another major plateau in his life - age 23Mike was a high flier, a born leader, and a man of many accomplishments.  There was no doubt about it - Mike was a legend in his own mind.
  • Page 5 - Picture illustrations
  • Page 6 - More illustrations
  • Page 7 - Larry, Wayne and Bob had planned a big birthday bash for Mike this year.  Hand-written invitations had been sent to all his friends.  Fortunately for Larry, Wayne and Bob, the job had been very easy.  Only a few invitations had to be written.
  • Page 8 - Larry, Wayne and Bob had spent a lot of time developing a theme for this special birthday party.  It was -

Mike Smith: The ten keys to success in your life

    Obviously, the theme was a very popular one.  The party was packed.

  • Page 9  - Picture illustrations
  • Page 10 - More illustrations
  • Page 11 - Larry, Wayne and Bob started his success story by explaining that the path Mike had followed through life had been met with a series of closed doors.  Over the years, judging from the shape of his beak, many of these doors had been slammed in his face.  Despite these setbacks, Mike had still managed to become a success in Atlanta.  It was evident that these ten keys had worked a miracle for Mike.
  • Page 12 - Mike and the rest of the party group were quiet when Larry, Wayne and Bob announced the first key to his success: 

"Always be full of hot air."

    Mike had devoted much of his life to achieving this goal.  Those who knew him agreed that he was definitely full of it.

  • Page 13 - Picture illustrations
  • Page 14 - More illustrations
  • Page 15 - The second key of success was:

"Stay young."

Mike maintained his youthful appearance by following a strict exercise program.  His favorite activity seemed to be jogging to the refrigerator.  Unfortunately, staying young was difficult after 23 birthday celebrations.  In fact, lighting the candles on his birthday cake was considered a fire hazard for Mike and everyone else present at the party.

  • Page 16 - Believing that : "No Mountain is too hard to climb" was another component of the success formula for Mike.  Anyone who had ever seen Mike demolish a mountain of ice cream topped with whipped cream and a cherry realized the truth of this statement.  He could whittle it down in seconds.
  • Page 17 - Picture illustrations
  • Page 18 - More illustrations
  • Page 19 - The fourth key was a critical factor in making Mike the success he is:  "Surround yourself with intelligent, responsible people."  Mike always kept snapshots of his trusted friends in his wallet.  Come to think of it, that was about all you could find in his wallet!
  • Page 20 - The excitement of the party had almost been too much for everyone.  They decided to briefly interrupt this spell-binding "Success Story" and have Mike open his many gifts.  Nobody had trouble buying Mike a present.  After all, what can't you buy for a man who needs everything?
  • Page 21 - Picture illustrations
  • Page 22 - More illustrations
  • Page 23 - After watching Mike open his gifts, the anxious crowd was eager to hear the fifth key to his success.  It was: "Don't be a horse's .....behind."  Unfortunately, Mike couldn't help himself.  It was just his nature.
  • Page 24 - The saga of Mike continued.  The next key to his success was: "Enjoy the sweet things in life."  There are many sweet things in life: the presence of a wonderful companion, adventure-filled vacations and lots of money.  Whenever Mike wanted to enjoy sweet things, he went to his pantry.  This was the only source of sweet things for Mike.
  • Page 25 - Picture illustrations
  • Page 26 - More illustrations
  • Page 27 - The seventh key was vitally important for social climbers like Mike "Don't forget from whence you came."  On his long climb up the ladder of success, Mike never once forgot his roots.  He was so very proud of all his ancestors.
  • Page 28 - To really be successful, you must "Only play games you can win."  Talented individuals like Mike pride themselves on their athletic and business prowess.  Very few adults had ever beaten Mike at any of his favorite games.  Everybody knew he would have a temper tantrum if they did.
  • Page 29 - Picture illustrations
  • Page 30 - More illustrations
  • Page 31 - "Blow your own horn" was certainly another vital part of his success formula.  Everyone agreed that if Mike didn't blow his own horn, nobody would do it for him.  In fact he kept stacks of horns and whistles handy for all the important moments in his life.  Mike would do almost anything to call attention to himself!
  • Page 32 - Mike always maintained that, to be successful, you must "Picture yourself as you want to be."  Mike thought that once he was successful, his portrait would be hung in the homes of all his friends.
  • Page 33 - Picture illustrations
  • Page 34 - More illustrations
  • Page 35 - Dear Mike:

                        Now you know the ten keys to the success in your life.  We had originally planned to have you say a few words, but we remembered that brevity is not one of your ten keys.  Congratulations on yet another "successful" year.  Happy Birthday!

Your Special friend, Kathy

November 9, 2008

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          Birthday Surprise - Child version


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