Walter Ackerman has one great fear: dying forgotten. He's devoted his life to the Federal Archive of Autobiographies, diligently filing and sorting the life stories of perfect strangers among endless rows of cramped shelves. His free time is spent in a dingy, single room apartment, pouring over books he's borrowed from his workplace.
When retirement looms, Walter is caught in a surreal feedback loop of contractual red tape, which prevents his own life story from ever gracing the Archive's shelves. He must work against the once-friendly archival system, and it's bureaucratic employees, or lose his only hope for a legacy.