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

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

Genre: Biography & True Stories / Memoirs

On Sale: 22nd August 2017

Price: £8.99

ISBN-13: 9781472240774

Reviews

A beautiful, strangely reassuring read
The i
A mystical howl, a thrumming, piercing reminder of how very closely we all exist alongside what could have happened, but didn't
New York Times Book Review
A profoundly affecting, powerful and life-affirming book. If you only read one memoir this year, make it O'Farrell's
Sunday Express
A remarkable and life-affirming autobiography
Good Housekeeping
Exceptionally accomplished and emotionally sophisticated
Scotsman
I can count on one hand the books that made me cry, and still have two fingers spare. I Am, I Am, I Am is one of them
Irish Times
I have never read a book about death that has made me feel so alive. A heart-stopping, addictive read
Tracy Chevalier
I have never read a book about death that has made me feel so alive. Beautifully observed, exquisitely written, Maggie's memoir is a heart-stopping, addictive read. She has raised the bar on memoir to a height few others will reach
Tracy Chevalier
It's a prayer for perspective that reminds readers to see every dodged bullet as the gift of new life and a reminder not to sweat the small stuff
Daily Mail
O'Farrell has a compelling and arresting writing style that fills in a scene quickly and engagingly, to great dramatic and narrative effect
New Statesman
O'Farrell's emotional acuity makes it a powerful account of a determined and thoughtful life. Her fiction is always a masterclass in empathy and the same is true of I Am, I Am, I Am which lingers even longer in the memory for being drawn from real life.
Daily Express
One of the most life affirming reads of the summer
Irish Independent
Quite simply astonishing... reminds the reader of the fierce joy of being alive. To my mind, I AM, I AM, I AM is Maggie O'Farrell's greatest work to date
Louise O'Neill
Maggie O'Farrell is a highly accomplished author with seven novels to her name but she achieves something altogether more powerful and direct in this astonishing memoir... Each chapter is an accomplished piece of memoir writing in its own right. The cumulative effect is extraordinary and I felt my understanding of what it means to be a human and a mother grew. Where other writers may be playing with paper, O'Farrell takes up a bow and arrow and aims right at the human heart
Cathy Rentzenbrink, The Times
Extraordinary. A beautiful testament to courage and grace under fire without an ounce of self-pity
Kate Mosse
I have never read a book about death that has made me feel so alive. A heart-stopping, addictive read
Tracy Chevalier
I adored every minute. A triumph
Joanna Cannon
By turns chilling, terrifying, deeply moving, funny, recognisable, wild, simple, complicated. A rich celebration
Rachel Joyce
It is absolutely, in every possible sense of the word, brilliant. It shines with wit and candour and insight. It is spectacularly moving, funny, impeccably controlled, artful and sincere. It's a gift
Max Porter
The final chapter is one of the boldest and most terrifying things I have read this year
Scotsman
She is a breathtakingly good writer, and brings all her elegance and poise as a novelist to the story of her own life
Guardian
Leaves the reader feeling breathless, grateful and fully alive. Maggie O'Farrell is a miracle in every sense. I will never forget this book
Ann Patchett
[An] extraordinary memoir... uncomfortable and compelling... fluent, poised, packed with colourful details
Observer
If you want evidence that life can be just as dramatic as fiction, you couldn't wish for better than Maggie O'Farrell's stunning memoir
Louise Doughty, Guardian Books of the Year
I AM, I AM, I AM is a gripping and glorious investigation of death that leaves the reader feeling breathless, grateful, and fully alive. Maggie O'Farrell is a miracle in every sense. I will never forget this book
Ann Patchett
A remarkable book
Scotsman
It's a memoir replete with courage, heartbreak and optimism: the most life-affirming book of the year
Sunday Express
A mesmerising read
The Sunday Times