Title: I Am, I Am, I Am: Seventeen Brushes with Death
By: O' Farrell, Maggie
Call #: B Ofarr.M Ofarr.M
It is a mystery to me that the author, who is celebrating her survival into her 40’s despite bad decisions that could have led to her drowning twice, strangulation by a stranger, deathly childhood illness, car accidents, robbery with deadly weapons and more, has titled her book with a quote from Sylvia Plath, the poet who killed herself. Tightly written with spare descriptions and lush danger, each chapter is named for a body part that could have caused her end but ultimately didn’t. Yet. This book is dedicated to her children, who would not exist if any chapter had ended differently.