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OMG OMG OMG Pogo stick timeDear Maggie O FarrellI m bouncing high zigzagging through your 17 brushes with death Barefoot because my socks were knocked off I can t stop Yep I m downright manic What an amazing memoir you wrote One of the best books I ve read this yearI am I am I am absolutely in love with your book I can t help it that I m stuttering It s that or remain speechless which isn t my style My brain is on fire Matchy matchy My head your language Oh your tone The way my brain is wired your sentences are electricity both jumpy sparks and smooth rivers of fire I know I know I sound all dramatic but it s your fault I m talking this way I love all your commas your flowy narrative lists of how and why bullet points not reuired Punctuation for maximum impact without being overly dramaticI m glad you stuck with brushes I m glad you called your events brushes with death because frankly if you had called them near death experiences I wouldn t have believed you No one almost dies 17 times Plus I might not have picked up your book because near death experiences usually are woo woo you see god or angels or ghosts or white or light and that s not my thing Calling them brushes with death is perfect Shiver shiver I m scared You sure have some scary stories missy And such a variety Your several scary hospital stories are super sad and I feel for you because I know one of them will be with you forever Your three scary water stories are harrowing and really wet and cold and they make me glad I don t play in the water any The three Scary Strange Men stories had my heart pumping fast it doesn t seem fair that you had than one such encounter Tell me I don t just like to watch train wrecks please I wondered why I was so jazzed to be watching your train wrecks What kind of jerk am I Am I just looking for drama That s not cool And then it hit me as I was reading I knew that you would survive in the end That soothing thought is so unlike what occurs when I read a novel where I have no idea whether the good guy is going to make it I love it that you don t play the victim even though you are one The times when you are reckless you cop to it and try to understand it Good stuffThanks for having lunch with me Well that s what it felt like anyway I might as well have been sitting across from you in a caf gulping down your stories which were so heartfelt and honest vivid and human It would have been a long lunch for sure Your writing conveys so much emotion which is what makes great artForgive me my gush There isn t one story that I didn t like not one Your book reads like a novel yet feels so very personal I love it that you don t sensationalize events that would have easily allowed you to go overboard I love your imagery I love it that you re so self aware and so insightful about the human condition I love how you introduce each chapter with a classy and intricate drawing of the organ or body part that the event affected very clever I love it that there is even suspense I was so wound up wondering how in hell you would get out of scary jams I love the pace You sometimes give a hint of what happened and then you talk about your past a while before completing the story I never felt like I needed to get back to the action The idea of your book is so completely uniue I feel like the book concept gave me the best possible reading experience I got to go to scary places but I knew you d be okay Wow you re the ueen of narrative lists Remember how I mentioned your narrative lists There s one long sentence with a zillion commas that sums up your twenties your words are so carefully chosen your succinctness noted and appreciated Here s a snippet of that sentence the dreary rental flats the uncertain and mind shrivelling jobs the late night urban wanderings the last buses the monthly travel passes the skipped meals the ill judged boyfriends the pressing calls made from phone boxes I ll probably reread it several times over it s so good Paragraphs like that one leave me in aweWhere did your stories take me missy They took me down memory lane where I plucked my close calls out for closer examination Yes I did have one Scary Strange Man story Yes I did have one scary hospital story Yes I did have scary motherhood stories I still find myself searching my brain for other close calls And like I thought as I was reading your stories what if one or two factors had altered the close calls and had left me deformed incapacitated or dead It made me think about luck fate fear unfairness randomness About what if s about bravery vs stupidity It made me think about how a mere second can make a difference between life and death Why did you let them give you two covers I m jealous I know there are a bunch a people who got a cool cover with a heart on it I on the other hand got a cover with a big ugly brown feather that splat blocked out part of the title A nasty smudge wipe it off please As an ex editor who needs all letters and words to be strong and visible I claim I got ripped off I really really wanted the heart coverAll I can say is where have you been all my life I will be running to your other books no doubt about it because This is what makes me obsessed with reading This right hereThank you for listeningAn avid new fan The Cinema Effect you finish newly conscious of life's fragili. OMG OMG OMG Pogo stick timeDear Maggie O FarrellI m bouncing high zigzagging through Aspects of European History 1789 1980 University Paperbacks your 17 brushes with death Barefoot because my socks were knocked off I can t stop Yep I m downright manic What an amazing memoir 75 Years of Capitol Records (EXTRA LARGE) (English, French and German Edition) you wrote One of the best books I ve read this Rule #1: The Simple Strategy for Successful Investing in Only 15 Minutes a Week! yearI am I am I am absolutely in love with Blood your book I can t help it that I m stuttering It s that or remain speechless which isn t my style My brain is on fire Matchy matchy My head My Chacha is Gay your language Oh Eyes of the Tailless Animals: Prison Memoirs of a North Korean Woman your tone The way my brain is wired The Anatomy Physiology of Unbirthing your sentences are electricity both jumpy sparks and smooth rivers of fire I know I know I sound all dramatic but it s True Refuge your fault I m talking this way I love all Counsels from My Heart your commas RESPIR-ACTIONS. 4e édition your flowy narrative lists of how and why bullet points not reuired Punctuation for maximum impact without being overly dramaticI m glad Charlotte Gray you stuck with brushes I m glad Arguably: Essays by Christopher Hitchens you called The 3D Printing Handbook: Technologies, design and applications your events brushes with death because frankly if The Real Witches' Book of Spells and Rituals (Real Witches) you had called them near death experiences I wouldn t have believed The Dungeons of Lidir your book because near death experiences usually are woo woo XXX Stories you see god or angels or ghosts or white or light and that s not my thing Calling them brushes with death is perfect Shiver shiver I m scared You sure have some scary stories missy And such a variety Your several scary hospital stories are super sad and I feel for Masterpieces of the Imaginative Mind: Literature's Most Fantastic Works you because I know one of them will be with Problems Of Mysticism And Its Symbolism you forever Your three scary water stories are harrowing and really wet and cold and they make me glad I don t play in the water any The three Scary Strange Men stories had my heart pumping fast it doesn t seem fair that Broken Elements (Elements, #1) you had than one such encounter Tell me I don t just like to watch train wrecks please I wondered why I was so jazzed to be watching U. 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We are all of us wandering about in a state of oblivion borrowing our time seizing our days escaping our fates slipping through loopholes unaware of when the axe may fallOne day early in February we had a rare day of sun and sixty degrees after having just endured subzero temperatures the week before brrr I could not get my sneakers on fast enough I ran out the door without a jacket to get a little fresh air and exercise Now I very rarely listen to audiobooks Don t get me wrong I think they are a fantastic option to take in even reading than is otherwise possible with our busy lives Unfortunately I am not cut out for the experience most of the time I can t do two things at once I cannot do laundry prepare dinner dust the furniture or drive a car while focusing on a story My mind starts to wander if I m not actually looking at the words myself But I have on occasion tried to train my mind to be a better audiobook listener and so I downloaded this memoir by Maggie O Farrell and got moving I was instantly hooked From the moment Ms O Farrell shared her encounter with a creepy stranger on a deserted footpath I fell in love with her words I was mesmerized by her stories of near drowning experiences a frightening childhood illness a heartbreaking miscarriage and the harrowing ordeal of taking care of a child with life threatening allergies Along with her brushes with death we also learn a bit about her life and her love of reading and writing She shares her joy of travel and the restlessness that drives her mad when in one place for too long she longs to get out and see the world I am desperate for change endlessly seeking novelty where I can find it I completely get thatThe structure of the memoir is non linear in time with each essay titled by a body part or system followed by a year This was not at all confusing and I was wholly engaged throughout I often found myself reflecting on the vulnerability of human life Just how often do we have our own brushes with death I imagine that sometimes we may not even be aware of all of them I suspect it is best not to mull over this uestion of near death too often or one could become rather morbid Fortunately Ms O Farrell does not take us off in that direction either If you fear this memoir may take on a preachy tone no need to worry as that s just not her style I have a strong hunch that she is just happy to be alive and wishes to live her life to the fullest extent possible Now for a uick note on the narration itself it was fabulous In fact part of the appeal of the entire experience for me was the narrator s voice Sometimes I forgot that it was not the author speaking to me directly Maggie O Farrell is a brilliant storyteller Her words feel genuine her writing style is elegant yet not overembellished You might assume and understandably so given the title that this book is somewhat depressing Yet it is not Yes these stories recount moments of fear confusion and sadness But at the same time they are uplifting and hopeful Life is meant to be lived despite the odds and the setbacks This book bedazzled me and I highly recommend it if you are at all drawn towards memoirs Actually even if you don t typically read this genre I suggest you give this one a try It certainly made a convert out of me I plan to move up of the memoirs on my list as well as some of O Farrell s fiction writing which I have yet to discover I swam in dangerous waters both metaphorically and literally It was not so much that I didn t value my existence but that I had an insatiable desire to push myself to embrace all that it could offer Akademie X: Lessons in Art + Life yearning to escape that nearly ended in disaster A terrifying encounter on a remote path A mismanaged labour in an understaffed hospital Shocking ele. We are all of us wandering about in a state of oblivion borrowing our time seizing our days escaping our fates slipping through loopholes unaware of when the axe may fallOne day early in February we had a rare day of sun and sixty degrees after having just endured subzero temperatures the week before brrr I could not get my sneakers on fast enough I ran out the door without a jacket to get a little fresh air and exercise Now I very rarely listen to audiobooks Don t get me wrong I think they are a fantastic option to take in even reading than is otherwise possible with our busy lives Unfortunately I am not cut out for the experience most of the time I can t do two things at once I cannot do laundry prepare dinner dust the furniture or drive a car while focusing on a story My mind starts to wander if I m not actually looking at the words myself But I have on occasion tried to train my mind to be a better audiobook listener and so I downloaded this memoir by Maggie O Farrell and got moving I was instantly hooked From the moment Ms O Farrell shared her encounter with a creepy stranger on a deserted footpath I fell in love with her words I was mesmerized by her stories of near drowning experiences a frightening childhood illness a heartbreaking miscarriage and the harrowing ordeal of taking care of a child with life threatening allergies Along with her brushes with death we also learn a bit about her life and her love of reading and writing She shares her joy of travel and the restlessness that drives her mad when in one place for too long she longs to get out and see the world I am desperate for change endlessly seeking novelty where I can find it I completely get thatThe structure of the memoir is non linear in time with each essay titled by a body part or system followed by a Viata lui Ceausescu. Ucenicul partidului year This was not at all confusing and I was wholly engaged throughout I often found myself reflecting on the vulnerability of human life Just how often do we have our own brushes with death I imagine that sometimes we may not even be aware of all of them I suspect it is best not to mull over this uestion of near death too often or one could become rather morbid Fortunately Ms O Farrell does not take us off in that direction either If The Stone Dragon and Other Tragic Romances you fear this memoir may take on a preachy tone no need to worry as that s just not her style I have a strong hunch that she is just happy to be alive and wishes to live her life to the fullest extent possible Now for a uick note on the narration itself it was fabulous In fact part of the appeal of the entire experience for me was the narrator s voice Sometimes I forgot that it was not the author speaking to me directly Maggie O Farrell is a brilliant storyteller Her words feel genuine her writing style is elegant Asperger Leben in zwei Welten yet not overembellished You might assume and understandably so given the title that this book is somewhat depressing Yet it is not Yes these stories recount moments of fear confusion and sadness But at the same time they are uplifting and hopeful Life is meant to be lived despite the odds and the setbacks This book bedazzled me and I highly recommend it if Herding Cats: Multiparty Mediation in a Complex World you are at all drawn towards memoirs Actually even if Data and Goliath you don t typically read this genre I suggest Eliot Jones Midnight Superhero you give this one a try It certainly made a convert out of me I plan to move up of the memoirs on my list as well as some of O Farrell s fiction writing which I have One Boys War yet to discover I swam in dangerous waters both metaphorically and literally It was not so much that I didn t value my existence but that I had an insatiable desire to push myself to embrace all that it could offer

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    Maggie OFarrell ¿ 5 Summary I Am I Am I Am Seventeen Brushes with Death E–pub New ‘’There is nothing uniue or special in a near death experience They are not rare; everyone I would venture has had them at one time or another perhaps without even realising it’’ How difficult it is to write a text about a memoirNo matter if you liked it or not no matter whether you shared the writer’s views or not a memoir is a testament of someone’s heart and soul and how can anyone dissect it so light hear

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  • Hardcover
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  • I Am I Am I Am Seventeen Brushes with Death
  • Maggie OFarrell
  • English
  • 07 February 2019
  • 9781472240743