I Am, I Am, I Am: Seventeen Brushes With Death

Author(s): Maggie O'Farrell

Biography / Memoir | 2017 Summer Catalogue

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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She is a breathtakingly good writer, and brings all her elegance and poise as a novelist to the story of her own life * Guardian *

Maggie O'Farrell is the author of seven novels, AFTER YOU'D GONE, MY LOVER'S LOVER, THE DISTANCE BETWEEN US, which won a Somerset Maugham Award, THE VANISHING ACT OF ESME LENNOX, THE HAND THAT FIRST HELD MINE, which won the 2010 Costa Novel Award, INSTRUCTIONS FOR A HEATWAVE, which was shortlisted for the 2013 Costa Novel Award, and THIS MUST BE THE PLACE, which was shortlisted for the 2016 Costa Novel Award. She lives in Edinburgh.

General Fields

  • : 9781472240750
  • : Headline Publishing Group
  • : Tinder Press
  • : December 2016
  • : 216mm X 135mm
  • : United Kingdom
  • : September 2017
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : 304
  • : Maggie O'Farrell
  • : Paperback
  • : 917
  • : en
  • : 823.92