In the autobiographical I Am, I Am, I Am, Seventeen Brushes With Death, Maggie O’Farrell chronicles 17 personal near-death experiences. Each of the events is recounted in its own essay; some stories are short and fleeting, some are more complicated, with far-reaching consequences. In telling these tales, she creates a full narrative of her life, weaving a story through moments in time when a life almost ends, but doesn’t.
This is O’Farrell’s eighth book. She is also the author of The Distance Between Us, which won a Somerset Maugham Award, and The Hand That First Held Mine, which won the 2010 Costa Novel Award, among others.
Find reviews of I Am, I Am, I Am and interviews with the author below:
- Sturges, F. (18 Aug 2017). I Am, I Am, I Am by Maggie O’Farrell review – 17 brushes with death. The Guardian (US edition).
- Gross, T. (5 Feb 2018). After 17 Brushes With Death, A Writer Reflects On Coming ‘Back From The Brink.’ Fresh Air, NPR.
- Shapiro, D. (1 Jan 2018). I Am, I Am, I Am Seventeen Brushes With Death By Maggie O’Farrell. New York Times Book Review, 123, 14, 18-18.
- Winkler, E. (2018). Review: A Danse Macabre in ‘I Am, I Am, I Am’. Wall Street Journal – Online Edition, 1.
You can find I Am, I Am, I Am, Seventeen Brushes With Death by Maggie O’Farrell in the Loop Popular Reading Collection, Call Number: 155.937 O31I2018
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