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


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

View: 989

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?


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



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."--


I Am, I Am, I Am: Seventeen Brushes With Death. Toronto: Knopf Canada, 2018. ... Mental Floss, April 17, 2018. mentalfloss.com/article/539793/bizarre-death-bridget-cleary-irish-fairy-wife Perrault, Charles. 'Cinderella; or, The Little ...

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

Women Talk Back to Shakespeare

But there are no documents that inform us further about this tragic loss: we do not know the cause of his death, or its effect on his surviving ... own experiences with trauma and grief: I am, I am, I am: Seventeen Brushes with Death.

Author: Jo Eldridge Carney

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1000466167

Category: History

Page: 200

View: 208

This study explores more recent adaptations published in the last decade whereby women—either authors or their characters—talk back to Shakespeare in a variety of new ways. "Talking back to Shakespeare", a term common in intertextual discourse, is not a new phenomenon, particularly in literature. For centuries, women writers—novelists, playwrights, and poets—have responded to Shakespeare with inventive and often transgressive retellings of his work. Thus far, feminist scholarship has examined creative responses to Shakespeare by women writers through the late twentieth century. This book brings together the "then" of Shakespeare with the "now" of contemporary literature by examining how many of his plays have cultural currency in the present day. Adoption and surrogate childrearing; gender fluidity; global pandemics; imprisonment and criminal justice; the intersection of misogyny and racism—these are all pressing social and political concerns, but they are also issues that are central to Shakespeare’s plays and the early modern period. By approaching material with a fresh interdisciplinary perspective, Women Talk Back to Shakespeare is an excellent tool for both scholars and students concerned with adaptation, women and gender, and intertextuality of Shakespeare’s plays.

The Book Club Journal

10 I Am, I Am, I Am: Seventeen Brushes with Death by MAGGIE O'FARRELL How the seventeen near-death situations that Northern Irish novelist Maggie O'Farrell has lived through have profoundly defined and shaped her life.

Author: Adams Media

Publisher: Adams Media

ISBN: 1507214022

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 256

View: 285

Keep track of your book club selections and record your latest literary adventures with this reading journal to stay organized for your next meeting! Book clubs are a great way to read new books and discover different genres and new topics that you may not be too familiar with. You can share your thoughts in a social setting and enjoy interesting conversations that might open your eyes to other opinions about the book. But all too often we forget the best details once the book is finished and put back on the shelf. With The Book Club Journal, you can collect and remember all your important thoughts and feelings so that you can reflect on them for future meetings or rereadings. Made specifically for book club members, this journal has prompts for all the basic book stats, such as the title, author, and who suggested the book, along with book club specific questions like “How does this book compare with the titles we have read previously?” This fun and useful journal also includes reference pages with lists of classic book club must-reads, and room for you to create your very own to-read list.

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 hand grenade out of the mud on a school trip and wondered what it would have ...

Author: Adrian Reith

Publisher: Unbound Publishing

ISBN: 1783527021

Category: Self-Help


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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.

Dear Life

... I Am, I Am: Seventeen Brushes With Death (London: Tinder Press, 2017) Flesh and Blood Philip Larkin, 'Ambulances', The Whitsun Weddings (London: Faber, 1971) Skirting Death Haruki Murakami, Blind Willow, Sleeping Woman: 24 Stories ...

Author: Rachel Clarke

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1408712512

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 336

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Shortlisted for the Costa Biography Award 'What a remarkable book this is; tender, funny, brave, heartfelt, radiant with love and life. It brought me often to laughter and - several times - to tears. It sings with joy and kindness' Robert Macfarlane From the Sunday Times bestselling author of Your Life in My Hands comes this vibrant, tender and deeply personal memoir that finds light and love in the darkest of places. As a specialist in palliative medicine, Dr Rachel Clarke chooses to inhabit a place many people would find too tragic to contemplate. Every day she tries to bring care and comfort to those reaching the end of their lives and to help make dying more bearable. Rachel's training was put to the test in 2017 when her beloved GP father was diagnosed with terminal cancer. She learned that nothing - even the best palliative care - can sugar-coat the pain of losing someone you love. And yet, she argues, in a hospice there is more of what matters in life - more love, more strength, more kindness, more joy, more tenderness, more grace, more compassion - than you could ever imagine. For if there is a difference between people who know they are dying and the rest of us, it is simply this: that the terminally ill know their time is running out, while we live as though we have all the time in the world. Dear Life is a book about the vital importance of human connection, by the doctor we would all want by our sides at a time of crisis. It is a love letter - to a father, to a profession, to life itself.

Making Time

... 15 , 16 , 17 , 67 , 151–172 , 188n22 , 222 , 302 , 304 , 305 , 318 Margolin , Uri 110n46 , 118 Martin , George R.R. ... I Am : Seventeen Brushes With Death 307 O'Keeffe , Bernard 285 , 288n16 O'Neill , uise - Asking for It 1 Obioma ...

Author: Carolin Gebauer

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG

ISBN: 3110708132

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 395

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Responding to the current surge in present-tense novels, Making Time is an innovative contribution to narratological research on present-tense usage in narrative fiction. Breaking with the tradition of conceptualizing the present tense purely as a deictic category denoting synchronicity between a narrative event and its presentation, the study redefines present-tense narration as a fully-fledged narrative strategy whose functional potential far exceeds temporal relations between story and discourse. The first part of the volume presents numerous analytical categories that systematically describe the formal, structural, functional, and syntactic dimensions of present-tense usage in narrative fiction. These categories are then deployed to investigate the uses and functions of present-tense narration in selected twenty-first century novels, including Hilary Mantel’s Wolf Hall, Margaret Atwood’s Oryx and Crake, Ian McEwan’s Nutshell, and Irvine Welsh’s Skagboys. The seven case studies serve to illustrate the ubiquity of present-tense narration in contemporary fiction, ranging from the historical novel to the thriller, and to investigate the various ways in which the present tense contributes to narrative worldmaking.

Conceptualisation and Exposition

Mole, C. (2009) 'The Matter of Fact in Literature,' International Journal of Philosophical Studies, 17(4), pp. 489–508. ... I Am, I Am: Seventeen Brushes With Death. London: Tinder Press. Oatley, K. (1994) 'A Taxonomy of the Emotions 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.

Routledge International Handbook of Irish Studies

I Am, I Am, I Am: Seventeen Brushes with Death: A Memoir. Alfred A. Knopf, 2018. O'Rourke, Maeve. “Ireland's Magdalene Laundries and the State's Duty to Protect.” Hibernian Law Journal, Vol. 10, 2011, pp. 200–237. O'Rourke, Maeve.

Author: Renée Fox

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1000333159

Category: Social Science

Page: 502

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Routledge International Handbook of Irish Studies begins with the reversal in Irish fortunes after the 2008 global economic crash. The chapters included address not only changes in post-Celtic Tiger Ireland but also changes in disciplinary approaches to Irish Studies that the last decade of political, economic, and cultural unrest have stimulated. Since 2008, Irish Studies has been directly and indirectly influenced by the crash and its reverberations through the economy, political landscape, and social framework of Ireland and beyond. Approaching Irish pasts, presents, and futures through interdisciplinary and theoretically capacious lenses, the chapters in this volume reflect the myriad ways Irish Studies has responded to the economic precarity in the Republic, renewed instability in the North, the complex European politics of Brexit, global climate and pandemic crises, and the intense social change in Ireland catalyzed by all of these. Just as Irish society has had to dramatically reconceive its economic and global identity after the crash, Irish Studies has had to shift its theoretical modes and its objects of analysis in order to keep pace with these changes and upheavals. This book captures the dynamic ways the discipline has evolved since 2008, exploring how the age of austerity and renewal has transformed both Ireland and scholarly approaches to understanding Ireland. It will appeal to students and scholars of Irish studies, sociology, cultural studies, history, literature, economics, and political science.

Granta 145

Her latest book is the memoir I Am, I Am, I Am: Seventeen Brushes with Death. She lives in Edinburgh. Amos Oz was born in Jerusalem in 1939. His books include A Tale of Love and Darkness, Judas, Dear Zealots and The.

Author: Sigrid Rausing

Publisher: Granta

ISBN: 1909889199

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 240

View: 621

This issue of Granta is about time and about ghosts - the ghosts of our past selves, the shadows of past injuries, the ghosts of history, the ghosts in the machine. André Aciman remembers Rome Ahmet Altan on his life sentence Bernard Cooper on Ambien and sleep-eating Maggie O'Farrell on damaging her 'sacred' joint Vasily Grossman's Stalingrad, a companion to his epic Life and Fate Amos Oz in conversation with Shira Hadad Inigo Thomas on the fall of Singapore PLUS NEW FICTION from Anne Carson, Steven Dunn, Sheila Heti, Eugene Lim, Sandra Newman, Maria Reva and Jess Row POETRY from Cortney Lamar Charleston and Jana Prikryl PHOTOGRAPHY from Monika Bulaj, with an introduction by Janine di Giovanni

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. Penguin Random House, New York Patel N, Ballantyne A, Bowker G, Weightman J, Weightman S, ...

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, ...

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

Hamnet and Judith

A luminous portrait of a marriage, a shattering evocation of a family ravaged by grief and loss, and a hypnotic recreation of the story that inspired one of the greatest literary masterpieces of all time, 'Hamnet and Judith' is mesmerizing ...

Author: Maggie O'Farrell


ISBN: 9780735280175


Page: 384

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"Remarkable . . . will leave you shaking with loss but also the love from which family is spun." Emma Donoghue, author of Room "Without a doubt one of the best novels I've ever read." Mary Beth Keane, author of Ask Again, Yes TWO EXTRAORDINARY PEOPLE. A LOVE THAT DRAWS THEM TOGETHER. A LOSS THAT THREATENS TO TEAR THEM APART. England, 1580. A young Latin tutor--penniless, bullied by a violent father--falls in love with an eccentric young woman: a wild creature who walks her family's estate with a falcon on her shoulder and is known throughout the countryside for her unusual gifts as a healer. Agnes understands plants and potions better than she does people, but once she settles on the Henley Street in Stratford she becomes a fiercely protective mother and a steadfast, centrifugal force in the life of her young husband. His gifts as a writer are just beginning to awaken when their beloved twins, Hamnet and Judith, are afflicted with the bubonic plague, and, devastatingly, one of them succumbs to the illness. A luminous portrait of a marriage, a shattering evocation of a family ravaged by grief and loss, and a hypnotic recreation of the story that inspired one of the greatest literary masterpieces of all time, Hamnet & Judith is mesmerizing and seductive, an impossible-to-put-down novel from one of our most gifted writers.

The Map to Wholeness

After this peak experience Carol survived divorce, years of excruciating strife with her troubled teenager, financial destitution, and three close brushes with death due to colon cancer. Seventeen years later she found herself at the ...

Author: Suzy Ross, Ph.D.

Publisher: North Atlantic Books

ISBN: 1623173833

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 360

View: 914

A journey into holistic transformation that can impact every areaofyour life—social, emotional, financial, physical, and spiritual—allowing you to live more deliberately and joyfully Will I ever feel like "me" again? Am I on the right track? How will I reach my dreams and find happiness? Based on her comprehensive qualitative research, Suzy Ross identifies thirteen phases of personal transformation—processes thatform an upright figure 8—to guide you along your path toward wholeness. Readers will learn the map by entering into the stories of two ordinaryindividuals who face life-changing experiences that bring them into and throughthe depths of crisis to emerge transformed and whole. Equipped with The Map to Wholeness, we can understand the deeper purpose behind major life eventsand seemingly ordinary circumstances.

In the Dragon s Lair

... this WRAPPING UP MY TESTIMONY To conclude the testimony portion of sharing the gospel, I told the five coeds at the university, “Today, over seventeen years after my brush with death, if I died, I know that I would go to heaven.

Author: Maverick

Publisher: Xulon Press

ISBN: 162230490X

Category: Fiction

Page: 280

View: 199

Why would a successful mechanical engineer sell everything, leave the comforts and security of the U.S. and move his family of five to an exotic, dangerous communist country? What motivated him to start a foreign trading business, live a life of smuggling, avoiding arrest and enduring hardships to share the story of Jesus with people who have never prayed a prayer in their lives? This incredible true story of sacrifice, adventure, and intrigue is a wake-up call and manual on how to: - Change your life from the mundane to the miraculous - Make it through tough times, trusting God for guidance in family, business, love and evangelism - Share your faith and overcome your fears once and for all! In The Dragon's Lair is the true story of two spiritual kingdoms at war and how you can find and fulfill your exciting role in God's Great Story! Follow Maverick, a 25 year veteran of mission living, as he shares the good news through dozens of exotic Chinese cities. Learn how to live the kind of same adventure in your world! Experience how to pass God's test, gain your reward and rule and reign with Jesus in His coming heavenly kingdom. Maverick and Hope live in China. He has a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering Technology and a M.A. in Biblical Studies. They have four children and five grand children.

Dead Eye

Court fought a slight trembling in his hands, concentrated on his task, and hoped this stranger would not be able to pick up on the fact he was unnerved by his close brush with death. ... SEVENTEEN The two men sat in a booth adorned with.

Author: Mark Greaney

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 0751562505

Category: Fiction

Page: 480

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Ex-CIA master assassin Court Gentry has always prided himself on his ability to disappear at will, to fly below the radar and exist in the shadows - to survive as the near-mythical Gray Man. But when he takes revenge upon a former employer who betrayed him, he exposes himself to something he's never had to face before. A killer who is just like him. Code-named Dead Eye, Russell Whitlock is a graduate of the same ultra-secret Autonomous Asset Program that trained and once controlled Gentry. But now, Whitlock is a free agent who has been directed to terminate his fellow student of death. He knows how his target thinks, how he moves, and how he kills. And he knows the best way to do the job is to make Gentry run for his life - right up until the moment Dead Eye finally ends it...

The Dying for a Living Complete Boxset

It isn't a brush with death, painful panic that can be relieved with a phone call or an embrace. ... The fear that she died at seventeen and everything that has happened since has just been a mad illusion of my grieving mind.

Author: Kory M. Shrum

Publisher: Timberlane Press


Category: Fiction

Page: 2100

View: 938

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...


It wasn't the first time I'd experienced the fear of dying, but I'd never been sure of my imminent death before. ... author Maggie O'Farrell describes seventeen different times in her life in which she confronted her own possible death.

Author: Eva Holland

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 0735237344

Category: Psychology

Page: 288

View: 119

A personal story about not only facing but conquering fears. In 2015, Eva Holland was forced to confront her greatest fear when her mother had a stroke and suddenly passed away. After the shock and grief subsided, Holland began to examine the extent to which her many fears had limited her, and wondered whether or not it was possible to move past them. This sent Holland on a deep dive into the science of fear, digging into an array of universal and personal questions: Why do we feel fear? Where do phobias come from and how are they related to anxiety disorders and trauma? Can you really smell fear? (Yes.) What would it be like to feel no fear? Is there a cure for fear? Or, put differently, is there a better way to feel afraid? On her journey, Holland meets with scientists who are working to eliminate phobias with a single pill, she explores the lives of the few individuals who suffer from a rare disease that prevents them from ever feeling fear, and she immerses herself in her own fears including hurling herself out of a plane for her first skydive (and in the process, learns that there are right and wrong ways to face your fears). Fear is a universal human experience, and Nerve answers these questions in a refreshingly accessible way, offering readers an often personal, sometimes funny, and always rigorously researched journey through the science of facing our fears.