I AM, I AM, I AM: An electrifying memoir from Maggie O’Farrell
March 24, 2017
In association with the Guardian, Tinder Press were today utterly delighted to announce the publication of a revelatory memoir from one of Britain’s most loved novelists.
I AM, I AM, I AM: SEVENTEEN BRUSHES WITH DEATH is Maggie O’Farrell’s electric and shocking memoir of the near-death experiences that have punctuated her life. The 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.
This is a memoir with a difference: seventeen encounters with Maggie at different ages, in different locations, reveal to us a whole life in a series of tense, visceral snapshots. Spare, elegant and utterly candid, it is a book to make you question yourself. What would you do if your life was in danger? How would you react? And what would you stand to lose?
I AM, I AM, I AM, is a book you will finish newly conscious of your own vulnerability and determined to make every heartbeat count.
It is a project that has even taken Maggie by surprise: ‘I never thought I would write a memoir. It began as a private project, to explain something about survival to my daughter, for when she is older, but as I wrote, it somehow expanded into I AM, I AM, I AM, which I am certain is the only non-fiction book I will ever write.’
The memoir publishes in hardback and ebook on 24 August 2017 and is available to preorder here: