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grammy awards a plenty,hit,s galore one for desert island discs! brilliant album,after the love has gone written by jay graydon,david foster and bill champlin is a classic love song with a assassin sax solo by don myric.EW&F had their own horn section who became the pheonix horns stolen by phil collins for his solo gig! in the stone is a amazing opener with the horn section helped by jerry hey and his buddies,funky and slick i love it! boogie wonderland became a disco classic even though EW&F are soul and r n b! not a poor tune on this album.lots of top players here like steve eve lukaher,david foster and pauliho da costa augment the mighty EW&F . melody that stands the try of time and it,s remastered i got mine from amazon in the states it has some gift tracks too Diana being one of urice white is a pioneer like quincy jones blending musical styles and bringing in outside writers and players to obtain the best melody is came out in 79' the same year as the mighty Wall album by the Floyd .two wonderful albums from wonderful art,s! go obtain it !!
I am (pun intended) disappointed that the vinyl I received is not clear or colored, as a lot of of the posted photos show. A lot of of the photos and reviews state that the vinyl is clear or red, but the one I received is standard black. Granted, the item description does not state that the vinyl is anything out of the ordinary, but the selling plain black vinyl where the item reviews and photos present otherwise is deceptive at the least.
Maggie O’ Farrell is a unbelievable writer of fiction. Here, she shows herself to be an equally unbelievable writer of something more obviously private – recounting different times in her life where she came close to realising her mortality, through the potential of dying. Near misses, one might say.O’Farrell has divided each potential encounter with not being, by time, and by the part of the body or psyche where vulnerability rhaps it is the huge number of close shaves, of various kinds, which have created her fiercely embrace her ‘I Am’The first near brush is a horrible encounter, as a young woman on a holiday job, with someone later convicted of murdering young women. Some kind of instinct took Farrell to take exactly the right kind of evasive action which kept her safe:“I could have said that I have an instinct for the onset of violence. That, for a long time, I seemed to incite it in others for reasons I never quite understood. If, as a child, you are struck or hit, you will never forget that sense of your own powerlessness and vulnerability, of how a situation can turn from benign to brutal in the blink of an eye, in the zone of a breath. That sensibility will run in your veins, like an antibody”O’ Farrell has that ability a writer must have, to be within a situation and able, simultaneously to reflect on it, to see wider contextsMaking a plane journey which turned somewhat hazardous, and which had only happened because her journey through academia had failed to deliver the expected results, and so led to a changed career path, created her aware, later“That the things in life which don’t go to plan are usually more important, more formative, in the long run, than the things that need to expect the unexpected, to embrace it. The best way, I am about to discover, is not always the simple way”Brushes with mortality have been her own, and also, more heart-breakingly for any parent, anguish over a child’s health. Maggie O’ Farrell, by virtue of surviving her different own ‘near death’ encounters, had almost felt a kind of invulnerability“The knowledge that I was lucky to be alive, that it could so easily have been otherwise, skewed my thinking. I viewed my continuing life as a bonus, a boon: I could do with it what I wanted”That sense of having control over your own destiny, if one has it, crumbles in the face of a child’s fragility:“Holding my child, I realised my vulnerability to death; I was frightened of it, for the first time. I knew too well how fine a membrane separates us from that place, and how easily it can be perforated.”Maggie O’Farrell has a daughter born with an immunology disorder. She is both more prone to weakened immunity from common pathogens, and extreme over-reactivity to different foodstuffs to the point where she will go into anaphylactic shock – nuts, sesame, eggs, bee or wasp stings – even to the extent that if she comes into contact for example with crumbs from a nut cookie on an improperly cleaned café table. She, and her family, have to live in constant vigilanceIt might sound as if this is a dreadfully depressing book, a catalogue of woes – of course, it its strange way, this is celebratory, a reminder to cherish the wonder of our fragile, strong, livingness
The Subtitle of this memoir says it all: Seventeen Brushes with Death and that is what each chapter contains. The one moment in Maggie O’Farrell’s life that it could have gone horribly wrong and yet it didn’t and she survived. Every chapter is based on a part of the body—which makes sense because her own body betrayed her at a very young age and she still carries the affects of that hurt to this day; and yet it doesn’t slow her down. When it comes to living her life full out, pushing boundaries, and traveling the globe she knows there is danger but it doesn’t stop her from getting close to the edge. Sometimes a small carelessly, which created me cringe inwardly acknowledging that I wouldn’t or couldn’t do some of these things without a second thought.Her writing is fantastic, her story telling is captivating, and it’s such a page turner that you can read this in a short time. She has a lot of other novels to read that I now need to look up. 4 stars
Full disclosure: I'm a large Maggie O'Farrell fan so I will read anything she publishes. When I saw her fresh offering, a memoir, "I Am, I Am, I Am", I didn't hesitate, though I was curious how it would differ from her marvelous novels.Well, "I Am, I Am, I Am", does NOT differ in the fact that it's beautifully written, well paced, both witty and poignant, and quintessentially all things "O'Farrell".But "I Am, I Am, I Am", DOES differ from any other memoir as it is unconventionally structured around seventeen near-death experiences. In recounting these, often hair-raising, often heartbreaking, occurrences, we obtain a vivid and insightful sense of who O'Farrell is, and of her life, as well, if not better, than any "traditionally structured" memoir could provide.I enjoyed this memoir on a cold and overcast Saturday, and it brought to mind MY one near-death experience (near drowning aged ~8) and I wonder if it is indeed real that MOST of us have, or will have, at least one. The other benefit from O'Farrell's honest and raw recounting of some of her life's experiences, is that we readers can become more sympathetic, if not empathetic, with others going through related heartbreak. O'Farrell's story is ultimately uplifting; what others may consider tragic she views as lucky. Her hopeful positivity is of the added benefits of being given a glimpse "behind the curtain" of a favorite author, is that you feel you have a small additional "insider" info when reading past and future novels. For this sacrifice of your privacy, in aid of greater human understanding, I thank you, Ms. O'Farrell, and I'll be at the front of the line for your next novel, as well.
On the surface the concept of O’Farrell’s memoir which is built around different health risks and other physical dangers both in herself and her loved ones sounds like it would be dry and uninteresting or even morbid but somehow it’s not. Though it is often scary and heartbreaking her tales chug along and are interesting. I’m amazed at how authorities and experts allow her down but I also nodded knowingly at how easily she tossed out her truth and need when authorities told her in some form that she was being overly dramatic. At least they didn’t outright tell her she was being an hysterical e most difficult parts to read are her fears for her loved ones health and her find for knowledge and the strength to cope and support them. I came away from this reading experience feeling thankful that my own health problems weren’t worse than they have been.
What happens when you face suffering and potential death as a child? How can it form a person and does it instill a kind of reckless insouciance about the dangers in life as one grows into an adult? How does that change when that person’s own kid faces death?I am I am I am is a memoir by Maggie O'Farrell who initially seems naive, reckless, maybe even a tad narcissistic. Her tales of hapless journeys seem glib and downright annoying at times. Her rebellious streak leads her to create not good choices by pursuing situations that are inherently risky. It’s hard to feel sympathetic reading about a person who seems to purposely lives on the edge, void of common sense when traveling and doing things that most people would think twice about. But as we obtain to know Ms. O’Farrell’s past and present, we start to see the dimensionality of her life. What evolves through the duration of the book is a complex and brave woman who has faced more than just death, but learns to create peace with its is book grabbed me immediately, with its fast-paced, flowing narrative. This is a fairly fast read for those who are don't have a lot of time. It had me on the edge of my seat for the first half of the book. However, what started as a series of riveting accounts focusing on moments that are reminders of how tenuous life can be began to feel formulaic and predictive and even self-determined. That is until the book pivots back to O’Farrell’s childhood filled with abject physical suffering and we start to discern a backdrop of fatalism brought on by cirtance. As we progress through the chapters, the author appears to be digging deeper and deeper into her psyche, peeling layer after layer off her tough veneer until we can discern her exhaustion, her vulnerability and what it really means to be O’Farrell candidly relays her agonizing childhood tribulations with encephalitis. we start to understand why her debilitating illness as a kid set the pace for her lust for adventure as a risk-taking adult. By her own admission, she developed a “crazed attitude to risk”. She seems almost nonchalant about the dangers of life until her kids have their own brushes with death namely a complex childbirth situation that almost kills both her and her son and later after years of infertility issues, her daughter is born, but suffers an agonizing immunological disorder that could slay her at any ere is a certain naivety that threads through the stories - sometimes charming and relatable and at other times seem incredulous and hyperbolized. Some brushes with death seem like tall tales, an embellishment of happenings that happen all the time. While reading them, I was thinking these stories could serve as parables about how to avoid brushes with death. As the book progresses, the specter of death begins to take on a certain vividity that provides more clarity and poignancy coinciding with O’Farrell’s challenges, suggesting that some things truly are out of our ggie O’Farrell s a formidable writer in full possession of amazing storytelling skills. Her writer’s voice is sharp and succinct. However, the chronology of happenings can be confusing, like a scrambled time machine trying to search its destination, but fortunately it all comes together in the end with an unexpected twist of fate that is both hopeful and sad. There are clever chapter headings that indicate year of occurrence accompanied by titles such as “Cranium” and "Cerebellum" providing clues about the contents of a particular episode. So if you feel you’re getting confused reading the book, refer to the chapter headings as a reference point.~ Kort
As a young woman, Maggie O'Farrell seems fearless, taking dares and traveling globally, so fearless that it is astounding to learn that at the age of eight she contracted a virulent form of encephalitis, resulting in keeping her immobile, a cruel fate for someone born with the itch to kick over the traces whenever possible. When very young, she was quite the handful. She would slip from her father's grasp to dash across a road to join her mother, narrowly missing being hit by a car. This is only one of the "Seventeen Brushes with Death" that are the basis for this highly original memoir, a memoir like no other. I've always felt that her fiction is a chop above, but learning her backstory, her continued love of travel and finding something fresh each and every day to explore, to create each day count, adds to the richness and complexity of her novels. The final two entries lay out her reasons for writing this and for being so generous with the info of her life. Thank you, Ms. O'Farrell.
Brief summary and review. No spoilers.I know, odd to place no spoilers at the begin of a review of a memoir, but there’s a point to that I’ll explain shortly.I am a large fan of this author and have read all of her novels. She’s become one of those writer’s who’s book I buy as soon as they come out. If you’re ever in a reading slump, I truly recommend you give one of her novels a test - she often grabs you from page ying that, this is a memoir by her and a very various kind of memoir at that. Maggie O’Farrell is telling us the story of her life by going back and forth in time and by describing times she has come face-to-face with death. I was about to say brushed with death but I just realized that’s in the title itself, but it really describes it so much e chapters in this memoir are divided up and entitled with the names of body parts, with various drawn visuals of those body parts. In certain cases, the same body part is used, but a slightly altered drawing - as an example, two chapters are entitled “Neck” but the neck drawings are slightly different, for reasons that become more obvious when you read those chapters. Those chapter headings are the clues that tell us what physical threat /annihilation she faces I said the stories go back and forth in time. The first one, taking put in 1990 really stunned me and had to do with the author taking a hike and encountering evil. It’s truly the skill of this author that puts you in her shoes and thus makes you feel how life-changing this could be.But as you go on to various chapters, the narrative started to switch up change and some of the chapters didn’t seem so malevolent or threatening - but it’s after you’ve read the book that you can understand why they actually were and why she had done some of the things she had. I think it’s necessary to read the book as the author intended, and search out what happened to her in the order she has chosen. It really has an impact at the end.I would normally give this 5 stars because I was moved by this and because I am such a fan of hers. But I did search myself skimming a bit towards the middle and that’s something I normally don’t do with her ill, recommended. She’s just a terrific writer.
Reading a memoir told through 17 near death experiences doesn't seem that uplifting and a small gimmicky. This book is the direct opposite of that. Life affirming and so revealing, it tells the story of the author who has an above average number of brushes with death and is so exasperating that at times you wish to shake her by the shoulders and scream, "Do not go into the sea again. How a lot of times must you almost drown before you realize this is not a past time for you?" The stories do not go in chronological order but each one unveils another layer of her life and explains why she may attack it head on and so stubbornly. It is hard to talk about some of the stories but much is explained that as a kid she had encephalitis that has left her with some physical disabilities and a method of looking at life that is a small off kilter. She seems to personify the Sylvia Plath quote at the beginning of the book, "I took a deep breath and listened to the old brag of my heart. I am. I am. I am." The stories spoke to me on so a lot of ways. When she is ready to give birth to her first child, she tells the doctor about her medical issues and not only is he dismissive of her true concderns but calls her a "coward" when she requests a Caesarean section. I was so outraged. It brought back so a lot of memories of authority figures just brushing off legitimate concerns and patting you on the head. It was just two weeks ago that a medical provider told my son to tell me my oxygen was OK so I wouldn't worry myself. I was so enraged and really pursued the slight and place down but I remember a time when I was so much meeker. It was so strong story. This book is full of unbelievable writing and an author who fearlessly exposes herself to the reader- the good, the bad, the ugly, the joyful seemingly holding nothing back. At times you wish to throttle her, then hug her, then lecture her and then just wish to sit down and visit her. I can not tell you how outstanding this book is and I highly recommend. It is one of my very favorite books ever.
One of the most moving, and intricate memoirs I've read. I had the same sense I had when reading H is for Hawk or When Breath Becomes Air in that it conveys someone's experience with such raw beauty strong that it feels absolutely singular. It's not a morbid as you might think and on the contrary is highly uplifting. We live on the razor's edge all the time and the beauty of life is being able to still live freely and with a sense of adventure despite knowing that. Highly recommend this attractive book.
This is the most breath taking book, literally, there were times I held my breath with the author, times I could not sleep for dreaming of her shared story. This is written is such a method that it is so intimate that I felt like she was sharing life secrets with me while we were sitting at a cozy table in the corner of a pub. Each chapter, story, is so personal, so fresh, like it is the first time ever told, that I was astounded. I predict this will be a HUGE best seller. Book clubs will be talking about it, people everywhere will be sharing their own stories, and writing groups will blossom with "death memoir" writing. I am amazed, and so very thankful that she is still alive and in this globe and sharing her work with us.Just wow!
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This book kept me guessing at what was going on right up to the end. It is a real physiological thriller a roller coaster ride through all of the secrets surrounding the disappearance of a attractive 16-year-old girl. From a stranger on the train to her best friends, on to even her parents and the parents of her very best friend. Does anyone really know who they truly can trust? This was a unbelievable read and I couldn't stop listening until the very end.
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