In this chapter we ask how researching life stories can be taught. Our starting point is that a textbook version of how to do life story research undermines the possibilities for creativity and originality. We hope that the reader has been struck by the very different narrative styles employed by the authors of this book, and, perhaps, is motivated to borrow some ideas in thinking about his or her own research stories. Rather than attempting to come up with a toolkit version of life story research, this chapter offers some hints and thinking points. It is our view that learning about life story research can be done only when we consider the ethical, personal and political positions of the researcher.