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I Am, I Am, I Am:Seventeen Brushes with Death

Maggie O'Farrell

I Am, I Am, I Am is British author Maggie O'Farrell's astonishing memoir of the 17 near-death experiences that have defined her life. Her brushes with death range from battling childhood encephalitis to encountering a dangerous man on a mountain path to nearly drowning after taking a dive off a cliff when she was a teen. Most terrifying, though, is her struggle to protect her daughter from a life-threatening immunological disorder. O’Farrell reminds us we are never closer to life than when we meet the possibility of death.