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I Am, I Am, I Am

Seventeen Brushes with Death

by Maggie O'Farrell

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The award-winning author of The Hand That First Held Mine presents a memoir told entirely in 17 near-death experiences stemming from a dangerous childhood illness, accidents, an encounter with a disturbed person and the author's daily efforts to protect her daughter from the vulnerabilities of a high-risk condition.

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After 17 Brushes With Death, A Writer Reflects On Coming 'Back From The Brink'

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