One of the most anticipated books of 2017, I AM, I AM, I AM is a memoir with a difference - a story of a life in near-death experiences. In seventeen encounters with an extraordinary woman at different ages, in different locations, it reveals to us a whole life in a series of tense, visceral snapshots. It is a story you finish newly conscious of your own vulnerability, determined to make every heartbeat count.
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. Shocking, electric, unforgettable, this is the extraordinary memoir from Costa Novel-Award winner and Sunday Times bestselling author Maggie O'Farrell. It is a book to make you question yourself. What would you do if your life was in danger, and what would you stand to lose? I AM, I AM, I AM will speak to readers who loved Cheryl Strayed's WILD or Max Porter's GRIEF IS THE THING WITH FEATHERS.
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In I Am, I Am, I Am, novelist Maggie O’Farrell tells the story of 17 of her own haunting near-death experiences. Some are familiar and relatable—the time little Maggie recklessly ran into the street—while others are jaw-dropping, like the time she narrowly escaped the clutches of a murderer. Every vignette here feels like plunging into ice-cold water: exhilarating and astonishing, with a lasting impact. O’Farrell’s book is a sad and beautiful exploration of the fragility of life.