I Am, I Am, I Am

Binding: Paperback
Pages: 224
Pub Date: 22/08/2017
ISBN: 9781472240750
Quick overview A Dubray Staff Recommended Read... An extraordinarily intimate memoir of the the brushes with death that have made Maggie O'Farrell the woman and the writer she is today, for readers of THE LAST ACT OF LOVE and WHEN BREATH BECOMES AIR.
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Maggie O’Farrell turns her attention to her own life, a life that has been series of near misses. From her impulsive dash into traffic as a young child to a terrifying encounter on a deserted road that left her irrevocably changed, death looms large in her experiences. In this remarkable, unique memoir, she faces mortality head on and allows us a glimpse at a life less ordinary. In turns stunningly beautiful and heart-breaking, I Am, I Am, I Am is like nothing else you'll read this year.

Recommended by Nicola Kennedy, Dubray Bray

I AM, I AM, I AM is Sunday Times bestseller and Costa Novel-Award winner Maggie O'Farrell's electric and shocking memoir of the near death experiences that have punctuated her life; it will appeal to readers of Cheryl Strayed's WILD or Joan Didion's A YEAR OF MAGICAL THINKING. A childhood illness she was not expected to survive. A teenage yearning to escape that nearly ended in disaster. A terrifying encounter on a remote path. A mismanaged labour in an understaffed hospital. This is a memoir with a difference: seventeen encounters with Maggie at different ages, in different locations, reveal to us a whole life in a series of tense, visceral snapshots. It is a book to make you question yourself: what would you do if your life was in danger? How would you react? And what would you stand to lose? I AM, I AM, I AM is a book you will finish newly conscious of your own vulnerability, and determined to make every heartbeat count.

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