I Am I Am I Am

A memoir with a difference, I AM, I AM, I AM is novelist Maggie O'Farrell's unforgettable account of a life in near-death experiences.

Author: Maggie O'Farrell

Publisher: Tinder Press

ISBN: 9781472240767

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Page: 304

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A Sunday Times No 1. bestseller, I AM, I AM, I AM is a memoir with a difference - the unputdownable story of an extraordinary woman's life in near-death experiences. Insightful, inspirational, intelligent, it's a book to be read at a sitting, a story you finish newly conscious of life's fragility, 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, Costa-Novel Award winner Maggie O'Farrell's memoir 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.

I Am I Am I Am Seventeen Brushes With Death

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 Timesbestselling author Maggie O'Farrell.

Author: Maggie O'Farrell

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1472240774

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 288

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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 TELEGRAPH. *SHORTLISTED FOR THE PEN ACKERLEY PRIZE FOR MEMOIR AND AUTOBIOGRAPHY 2018* I AM, I AM, I AM is a memoir with a difference - the unputdownable story of an extraordinary woman's life in near-death experiences. Insightful, inspirational, gorgeously written, it is a book to be read at a sitting, a story you finish newly conscious of life's fragility, 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 Timesbestselling 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?

BOOK CLUB SET

We are never closer to life than when we brush up against the possibility of death. I Am, I Am, I Am is Maggie O'Farrell's astonishing memoir of the near-death experiences that have punctuated and defined her life.

Author: Maggie O'Farrell

Publisher:

ISBN:

Category: Near-death experiences

Page: 288

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"An extraordinary memoir--told entirely in near-death experiences--from one of Britain's bestselling novelists, for fans of Wild, When Breath Becomes Air, and The Year of Magical Thinking. We are never closer to life than when we brush up against the possibility of death. I Am, I Am, I Am is Maggie O'Farrell's astonishing memoir of the near-death experiences that have punctuated and defined her life. The childhood illness that left her in the hospital for nearly a year, which she was not expected to survive. A teenage yearning to escape that nearly ended in disaster. An encounter with a serial killer on a remote path. And, most terrifying of all, an ongoing, daily struggle to protect her daughter from a condition that leaves her unimaginably vulnerable to life's myriad dangers. Seventeen discrete encounters with Maggie at different ages, in different locations, reveal a whole life in a series of tense, visceral snapshots. In taut prose that vibrates with electricity and a restrained emotion, O'Farrell captures the perils running just beneath the surface, and illuminates the preciousness, beauty and mysteries of life itself."--

Disfigured

I Am, I Am, I Am: Seventeen Brushes With Death. Toronto: Knopf Canada, 2018. Oliver, Michael, and Bob Sapey. Social Work with Disabled People. 3rd ed.

Author: Amanda Leduc

Publisher: Coach House Books

ISBN: 177056604X

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 265

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Fairy tales shape how we see the world, so what happens when you identify more with the Beast than Beauty? If every disabled character is mocked and mistreated, how does the Beast ever imagine a happily-ever-after? Amanda Leduc looks at fairy tales from the Brothers Grimm to Disney, showing us how they influence our expectations and behaviour and linking the quest for disability rights to new kinds of stories that celebrate difference. "Leduc persuasively illustrates the power of stories to affect reality in this painstakingly researched and provocative study that invites us to consider our favorite folktales from another angle." —Sara Shreve, Library Journal

Act 3

In Maggie O'Farrell's case, she wrote a bestseller, I Am, I Am, I Am, about her own seventeen brushes with death. As a teenager, Adrian kicked an unexploded ...

Author: Adrian Reith

Publisher: Unbound Publishing

ISBN: 1783527021

Category: Self-Help

Page:

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At last, the life you want . . . post 50. We’re living longer, in better health, with higher expectations than any generation in human history. With an extra adult chapter to look forward to, what will you do? Who else could you be? How will you evolve the best plan for your life between 50 and 80? Judy and Adrian Reith have decades of experience in helping people see hidden possibilities, clarify their goals and achieve life-changing results. In Act 3 they suggest practical steps to make your life more fulfilling as you age. From the ground up this book will help you identify and strengthen the four roots you’ll need for a happy and successful third act. It illustrates how your attitude, purpose, relationships and values are keystones to a life without regret. Act 3 gives tools and tips to help you focus on what matters, with chapters on Work, Home, Money, Health, Play, the World and Friends. You’ll be inspired by original stories of those who have changed their lives after 50 and be able to re-imagine your future, and so get the life you want . . . at last.

Conceptualisation and Exposition

... I Am, I Am: Seventeen Brushes With Death. London: Tinder Press. Oatley, K. (1994) 'A Taxonomy of the Emotions of Literary Response and a Theory of ...

Author: Lina Varotsi

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 0429593902

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 176

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While the concept of the fictional character has been widely discussed at interdisciplinary level, a foundational theory of character creation is yet to follow. As a result, creative writing students and beginner writers refer to post-construction analysis, as well as the step-by-step advice often suggested by popular writing manuals. Aiming to fill this gap and at the same time reconcile approaches in writing and criticism, this book proposes a theory of character creation based on the in-depth analysis of the concept, as well its place within the narrative. The approach suggested herein consists of two interrelated stages: conceptualisation and exposition. Conceptualisation entails the in-depth understanding of what constitutes the fictional character, as well as the dynamics of its correlation with the reader, the author and its real counterpart, the human person; Exposition refers to the conveyance of such understanding on paper. Viewing creative writing as an art and craft, the author builds her theory on the notion that comprehension of the world and the concept of character itself is an essential prerequisite in order to construct consistent and believable fictional persons. Varotsi also introduces her four stages of creation: Observation, Perception, Empathy and Imagination to inspire a method of work according to which personal craftsmanship and artistry can be successfully combined with pedagogic technique.

Ethics in Pediatrics

Pediatrics 139(3):e20164122. https://doi. org/10.1542/peds.2016-4122 O'Farrell M (2017) I AM I AM I AM: seventeen brushes with death.

Author: Ian Mitchell

Publisher: Springer Nature

ISBN: 3030226174

Category: Philosophy

Page: 455

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This book offers easy access to the everyday ethics problems that occur in the medical care of children. It contains practical guidance on how physicians and other healthcare practitioners may manage both straightforward and complex ethics problems. The book provides a readable and comprehensive introduction to ethics issues for beginners and is also extremely valuable to experienced practitioners.This work covers important "classical" ethical issues such as privacy, confidentiality, truth telling, and discusses the elements of the relationships that might exist between parents and healthcare providers. However, the book also provides a resource for new and emerging areas of bioethics. These include issues arising in the new population of children who are beginning to survive the neonatal and infant periods with a multitude of problems – “children with medical complexity". Finally, it also includes a section on the advantages and pitfalls of social media use.

Tell It Slant Third Edition

... Seventeen Brushes with Death (O'Farrell), 13–14 “I Cannot Explain My Fear” (
Bucak), 122 identity: cultural, 26–27 disability and, 64–65 and early memories, 4
gender/sexual, 62–64 racial, 60–62 illness memoirs, 16–17 image, 179–180 ...

Author: Brenda Miller

Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional

ISBN: 1260454606

Category: Reference

Page: 304

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Publisher's Note: Products purchased from Third Party sellers are not guaranteed by the publisher for quality, authenticity, or access to any online entitlements included with the product. Two award-winning authors reveal everything you need to know to develop your own distinctive voice and craft compelling, creative nonfiction “Tell all the Truth but tell it Slant.” —Emily Dickinson With these words, Dickinson offers sound advice for nonfiction writers: Tell the truth but become more than mere transcribers of daily life. Since 2003, Tell It Slant has set the standard for creative nonfiction instruction, showing writers how to move beyond mere facts and, instead, make the most of their own “slant” on the world. This revised and updated third edition offers: • New and expanded chapters on writing about identity, maintaining a productive work/life balance, and navigating the publishing industry • An anthology with diverse pieces that range from traditional essay to the graphic memoir • Expanded discussion of contemporary and emerging literary forms • New “Try It” writing exercises throughout the book Whether planning a course or learning on your own, Tell It Slant provides everything you need to know to develop a distinctive voice and to craft compelling creative nonfiction. This book provides the basis for a complete education in nonfiction writing, wherever your classroom might be. “Tell It Slant is a valuable and comprehensive resource for nonfiction writers, filled with exhilarating examples, powerful exercises, and pure inspiration. Miller and Paola are gifted teachers and writers with endless wisdom to share and a lovely way of sharing it with struggling writers at every level.” —Dinty W. Moore, author of The Mindful Writer: Noble Truths of the Writing Life

A Brush with Death

The young man looked drained, weathered, almost like a tired old man, yet he was only seventeen. This was beyond a look of exhaustion.

Author: Valerie J. Clarizio

Publisher: VJC Books

ISBN:

Category: Fiction

Page: 189

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To prove his undying love and loyalty, he'll risk sacrificing her trust. Ben Deprez has been secretly in love with Cori for years and knowing of her wounded heart has him waiting impatiently for the right time to make his move. Now is the time, and Cori seems receptive, but Ben's past still haunts him. He's never been that guy who can say or do the right thing when it comes to women. His divorce is proof. Cori Pierre-Simon has had about all she can take working two jobs to support her family since her ex left without a trace ten years earlier. The last thing she needs is to get involved with another man who would surely disappoint her. Just when Cori decides to open her heart to Ben, women he holds key information about turn up dead. Then, when she uncovers an unusual connection between Ben and another woman, she realizes she should have never trusted him and his womanizing ways. When Cori's son finds himself in an illegal predicament, he turns to Ben for help. Ben answers the call for aid full-well knowing that in helping the teenager he will risk losing Cori's trust, the very thing he's worked hard to earn. Ben is left hoping she loves him enough to forgive him for the decisions he's made to right the wrongs of her son and himself.

The Dying for a Living Complete Boxset

It isn't a brush with death, painful panic that can be relieved with a phone ... The fear that she died at seventeen and everything that has happened since ...

Author: Kory M. Shrum

Publisher: Timberlane Press

ISBN:

Category: Fiction

Page: 2100

View: 464

This boxset includes all seven of the Dying for a Living novels: Dying for a Living, Dying by the Hour, Dying for Her, Dying Light, Worth Dying For, Dying Breath, and Dying Day. Called "smart, imaginative, and insanely addictive" by New York Times bestseller Darynda Jones, this urban fantasy thrill ride is perfect for fans of Charlaine Harris, Kim Harrison, and Chloe Neill. On the morning before her 67th death, it is business as usual for agent Jesse Sullivan: meet with the mortician, counsel soon-to-be-dead clients, and have coffee while reading the latest regeneration theory. Jesse dies for a living, literally. Because of a neurological disorder, she is one of the population's rare 2% who can serve as a death surrogate, dying so others don't have to. Although each death replacement is different, the result is the same: a life is saved, and Jesse resurrects days later with sore muscles, new scars, and another hole in her memory. But when Jesse is murdered and becomes the sole suspect in a federal investigation, more than her freedom and sanity are at stake. She must catch the killer herself--or die trying. And that was only the beginning...

Dying by the Hour

It isn't a brush with death, painful panic that can be relieved with a phone ... The fear that she died at seventeen and everything that has happened since ...

Author: Kory M. Shrum

Publisher: Timberlane Press

ISBN:

Category: Fiction

Page: 358

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Fame, fortune, a pulse—you can’t have everything. Jesse Sullivan and Ally Gallagher are famous thanks to their recent kidnapping and brush with death. They have scars, but they’re breathing, and that’s more than the other victims can say. Yet while they try to settle back into their routine, saving lives through Jesse’s rare ability, neither can quite shake the feeling that the danger hasn’t truly passed. Then another death replacement agent goes missing, and Jesse may be the only one who can find her. But is the agent really another victim? Or is she the trap that will get them killed? Dying by the Hour is the Amazon bestselling sequel to Dying for a Living, a “unique” and “totally original” supernatural thriller. You do not have to read the books in order to enjoy them, but it is highly recommended.

Find Your Focus Zone

You've got to be willing to imagine the moment of your death with a degree ... that at age seventeen, he read a quote that made a lasting impression on him.

Author: Lucy Jo Palladino

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9781416545927

Category: Self-Help

Page: 304

View: 620

Where did my day go? How did it get so late? I feel like I'm being pulled in too many directions at once. If only there were two of me, I could get it all done. If this is you at the end of the day, you are not alone. Millions of people deal with these same frustrations in today's world of endless distraction. Let's face it: We all live on the edge of being overwhelmed, and old ways of paying attention just don't work anymore. When you get more than three thousand advertising messages and hundreds of emails every day, it's no wonder you feel like you're constantly fighting distraction. What is the secret -- known to a select group of high achievers, including Olympic athletes -- to finding your focus zone? The key is managing adrenaline. Too much and you're overstimulated; too little and you're not stimulated enough. Now you, too, can learn the same methods that high performers use. In Find Your Focus Zone, psychologist Lucy Jo Palladino, PhD, gives you eight sets of keys to unlock your best attention so that you can concentrate in every situation -- even when you're under pressure or facing dull tasks that must be done. You'll choose which key solutions and strategies work best for you and use them to create your own personal keychain for daily achievement and success. The skills you learn in Find Your Focus Zone will help you to Beat procrastination and face boring jobs Overcome obstacles and finish what you start Prevent yourself from getting overwhelmed and burned out Build balance and trust in your work and family relationships Enhance your self-confidence Use interruptions to your advantage Tune out distractions to increase your efficiency and effectiveness Dr. Palladino is the first to explain the science of attention in plain language. As she teaches you cutting-edge concepts and methods to win the fight against distraction and overload, she highlights them with engaging stories, easy exercises, and useful tips. With the individualized program that Dr. Palladino prescribes for your particular needs, you'll learn not only how to find your focus zone, but also how to boost your personal productivity by applying these attention skills, self-encouragement practices, and strengths. And by learning to flex your attention muscle, you'll avoid the dangers of distraction and boredom, like missing deadlines, disappointing your family, and feeling scattered and ineffective. A book for anyone who struggles to cut through the noise of everyday life, Find Your Focus Zone gives you the tools you need to succeed in today's digital world of distraction. Warm, practical, and user-friendly, with innovative techniques and a powerful message, it's just what the doctor ordered.

Transformative Phenomenology

Seventeen years after my brush with mortality, I am still motivated to make ... done to help me articulate my experience with cancer and brush with death.

Author: David Allan Rehorick

Publisher: Lexington Books

ISBN: 9780739124116

Category: Medical

Page: 235

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The fourteen authors in this collection used phenomenology (the study of consciousness) and hermeneutics (the interpretation of meaning) to conduct deep inquiry into perplexing and wondrous events in their work and personal lives. These seasoned scholar-practitioners gained remarkable insight into areas such as health care and illness, organ donation, intercultural communications, high-performance teams, artistic production, jazz improvisation, and the integration of Tai Chi into education. All authors were transformed by phenomenology's expanded ways of seeing and being.

Portraits in Print

... have a lot to do with her brush with death. ... an instructor whom she met at the University of Chicago when she was seventeen and he was twenty-eight;.

Author: Helen Benedict

Publisher: Columbia University Press

ISBN: 0231072279

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 178

View: 549

Presents profiles of such well-known authors and celebrities as Susan Sontag, Beverly Sills, Bernard Malamud, Isaac Bashevis Singer, and Joseph Brodsky

Hollywood Death and Scandal Sites

Seventeen Driving Tours with Directions and the Full Story, 2d ed. ... Huggins' films include The Fuller Brush Man (1948) and Woman in Hiding (1950) and TV ...

Author: E.J. Fleming

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 147661850X

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 408

View: 895

For more than a century, people have been drawn to sites of tragedy involving the rich, beautiful and notorious of Hollywood. Tourists at the center of the movie universe flock to Rudolph Valentino’s grave, the house where Marilyn Monroe died, the “O.J. murders” condo, the hotel where John Belushi overdosed, a myriad of haunted mansions. In its extensively researched and enlarged second edition, this book tells the stories of these locations and makes finding them simple. Seventeen driving tours include more than 650 sites. Each tour covers a specific area, from Hollywood and the Sunset Strip to Brentwood and Malibu, covering the entire Los Angeles basin. Concise, easy-to-follow directions are given to each location with 145 photos and the fascinating story behind each stop.

Necklace to Die for

Violette guessed when she had such a brush with death she just felt a need to ... have thought you were crazy but I visited that house when I was seventeen.

Author:

Publisher: Lulu.com

ISBN: 1257892592

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Sex Death

... Pepukai realised, but a teenage girl of maybe sixteen or seventeen at the most, ... There were bottles and brushes and combs, but no Kindness.

Author: Sarah Hall

Publisher: Faber & Faber

ISBN: 057132245X

Category: Fiction

Page: 288

View: 798

Sex and death are two of the most powerful, exhilarating and terrifying forces that define and shape the human experience. In this provocative and haunting collection of short stories edited by two masters of the form, some of today's most compelling writers from around the globe - including Kevin Barry, Yiyun Li, Ben Marcus, Jon McGregor, Taiye Selasi and Ali Smith - explore these challenging themes with honesty, empathy and psychological acuity, in stories that are utterly dazzling.

Death s Excellent Vacation

Our recent celibacy combined with the brush of his lips on my neck, ... At seventeen, he was prostituting himselfto the women ofthe English ton in order to ...

Author: Charlaine Harris

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 0575097841

Category: Fiction

Page: 352

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A selection of new and original tales of Paranormal R&R by some of the most popular writers in the Urban Fantasy genre! It includes a new Sookie Stackhouse (the series which inspired HBO's TRUEBLOOD) story by Charlaine Harris, as well as short fiction by: Jeff Abbott; L.A. Banks; Jeaniene Frost; Christopher Golden; Chris Grabenstein; Toni L.P. Kelner; Katie MacAlister; A. Lee Martinez; Sharan Newman; Lilith Saintcrow; Sarah Smith and Daniel Stashower

Aurorae

Scott thought about his own brush with death, after threatening Devan, ... I am old, tried, and would prefer knowing CHAPTER SEVENTEEN: THE DAY AFTER ...

Author: D Hoffman

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 1479714135

Category: Fiction

Page: 276

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I never thought that I would spend my retirement writing novels. Then again I never planned on hearing a voice, not my own, inside my head. At my age many of my friends think I am going senile, but they are wrong! So this sixty something year old is in front of an old typewriter and waiting. Waiting to hear the rest of this story, but it has been months of silence. I am beginning to believe that it is over and the voice is truly gone. Therefore will not be telling their life story and perhaps that is for the best. Everyone knows that I can't type well and my grammar is terrible! That doesn't matter and what does is letting you know this biography! Perhaps I should just put this old typewriter back in its case. I will spend last of my years wondering before I also get put in a case. I hope my porcelain farm animals find a good home when I'm gone. WHAT? Okay The voice is back, but not as loud and different than before. But I am pleased to hear it again and hope my arthritis doesn't act up. I will manage the pain of typing many pages and finally get use to it. I should buy one of those computers everyone is using these days. I understand it could even help with my grammar, but I don't know? What? You are right and I am ranting on. But how should I begin this novel and it can't be at the beginning? What? Of course and why wouldn't it? It will start where I left off from my writings of Devan. This novel is named Aurorae and I beg forgiveness for my mistakes! Thank you Morgan E. Wentworth.

Optimism Struggle and Growth

As Mather said at the funeral of seventeen-year-old Mrs. Rebeckah Bumel in
1724: But when it pleases Him, to take ... In journal accounts, husbands often
expropriated the religious significance of their wives' brushes with death to
themselves.

Author: University Of Louisiana

Publisher:

ISBN: 9780787287252

Category: History

Page: 276

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