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I am, I am, I am : : Seventeen Brushes With Death

O'Farrell, Maggie, 1972- Book - 2018 823.914 O'F, Adult Book / Nonfiction / Biography / General / O'Farrell, Maggie 6 On Shelf No requests on this item Community Rating: 4.2 out of 5

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Originally published in hardcover in Great Britain by Tinder Press, 2017.
Neck (1990) -- Lungs (1988) -- Spine, legs, pelvis, abdomen, head (1977) -- Whole body (1993) -- Neck (2002) -- Abdomen (2003) -- Baby and bloodstream (2005) -- Lungs (2000) -- Circulatory system (1991) -- Head (1975) -- Cranium (1998) -- Intestines (1994) -- Bloodstream (1997) -- Cause unknown (2003) -- Lungs (2010) -- Cerebellum (1980) -- Daughter (the present day).
We are never closer to life than when we brush up against the possibility of death. O'Farrell discusses the near-death experiences that have punctuated and defined her life. From a childhood illness that left her bedridden for a year, which she was not expected to survive, through her ongoing, daily struggle to protect her daughter from a condition that leaves her unimaginably vulnerable to life's myriad dangers. Seventeen encounters at different ages, in different locations, capture the perils-- and illuminates the preciousness, beauty, and mysteries-- of life itself.

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Really enjoyable submitted by lnevans on July 4, 2018, 9:27am I love Maggie O'Farrell's fiction and this lived up to those.

Beautifully done submitted by crp on August 5, 2019, 8:32pm Beautifully done

Interesting Take on a Regular Autobiography submitted by carcat15 on June 15, 2022, 11:06am This book made me think about near-death experiences in a different way. It was really clever to tell about many parts of your life through only these experiences, and I was surprised how much I felt I knew about O'Farrell's life through the telling of just a few moments of her life.

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PUBLISHED
New York : Alfred A. Knopf, 2018.
Year Published: 2018
Description: 288 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
Language: English
Format: Book

ISBN/STANDARD NUMBER
9780525520221
0525520228

SUBJECTS
O'Farrell, Maggie, -- 1972-
Novelists, Irish -- 20th century -- Biography.
Death -- Psychological aspects.
Autobiographies.