I Am I Am I Am. I Am I Am I Am. OFarrell suffered a mysterious neurological illness in childhoodwe settled on acute. An unusual familiarity with death. In this astonishing 1 Sunday Times bestelling memoir by the author of Hamnet she shares the near-death experiences that have punctuated and defined her life. O n the evidence of this extraordinary memoir Maggie OFarrell has more lives than a cat though the 17th brush with death involved her daughter. Editions for I Am I Am I Am. The authors own near misses with death are revealed in an anecdotal style going back and forth in time in a non-linear fashion and each sequence of events reveals the intensity of those moments in an unforgettable narrative. British author OFarrell This Must Be the Place has woven together a stunning collection of vignettes about near-death experiences in her life. I Am I Am I Am by Maggie OFarrell review 17 brushes with death An encounter with a murderer a plummeting plane and severe illness. This memoir is told using the unique narrative structure of seventeen brushes with death each chapter heading shows an anatomical sketch of an organ of the body and the year it was affronted a pattern that isnt chronological more like a jigsaw puzzle that as we read begins to reveal more of itself as each experience is understood. We are never closer to life than when we brush up against the possibility of death. OFarrells meditations on the precious nature of life felt new honest raw and fascinating. On seventeen occasions award-winning novelist Maggie OFarrell has stared death in the faceand lived to tell the tale. An extraordinary memoir--told entirely in near-death experiences--from one of Britains best-selling. AS FEATURED ON DESERT ISLAND DISCS BIG SCOTTISH BOOK CLUB AND THE ZOE BALL BOOKCLUB A BOOK OF THE YEAR IN THE SUNDAY TIMES THE TIMES GUARDIAN IRISH TIMES OBSERVER RED and THE TELEGRAPHSHORTLISTED FOR THE PEN ACKERLEY PRIZE FOR MEMOIR AND AUTOBIOGRAPHY 2018I AM I AM I AM is a memoir with a difference - the unputdownable story of an extraordinary womans life in near-death. The childhood illness that left her bedridden for a year which she was not expected to survive. I Am I Am I Am. Buy I Am I Am I Am. Seventeen Brushes with Death reads like fiction as surely these life moments could not possibly be real.