Jacket for 'I AM, I AM, I AM'


UK - Tinder Press
USA - Knopf
Brazil - Dublinense
Canada - Knopf
Catalan - L'Altra
China - Guangxi
Denmark - House of Words
Estonia - Postimees Kirjastus
France - Editions Belfond
Germany - Piper
Hungary - Gabo Kiado
Israel - Modan
Italy - Ugo Guanda
The Netherlands - Nijgh & Van Ditmar
Norway - Cappelen Damm
Poland - Sonia Draga
Portugal - Elsinore
Romania - Pandora
Spain - Libros del Asteroide
Sweden - Sekwa
Turkey - Domingo


By Maggie O’Farrell

Published Aug 2017

Death brushed past me on that path, so close that I could feel its touch…

I AM, I AM, I AM 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.




Grips at the heart.

The Sunday Times


Magnificent…perceptive,  profound and page-turning in equal measures.

Cathy Rentzenbrink


Deeply affecting…subtle, knowing and stuffed to bursting with feeling.

Irish News