Are You Somebody?: The Accidental Memoir of a Dublin Woman

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Paperback, Holt Rinehart and Winston, 2009, ISBN13 9780805089875, ISBN10 080508987X

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"You dont want the book to end; it glows with compassion and you want more, more because you know this is a fine wine of a life, richer as it ages". Frank McCourt, author of Angelas Ashes

One of nine children born into a penniless North Dublin family, Nuala OFaolain was saved from a harrowing childhood by her love of books and reading. Though she ultimately became one of Irelands best-known columnists, her professional success did little to ease her loneliness and longing for a deep connection to the world. Are You Somebody? distills her experiences into a wisdom that can only come from an obstinate refusal to shrink from life.

This commemorative edition of her landmark memoir celebrates OFaolains remarkable life and work with a new foreword from Frank McCourt as well as additional archival materials. Strikingly vivid and starkly emotional, Are You Somebody? is, like OFaolain herself, a singular example of courage, honesty, and bold living.

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Publisher: Holt & Company, Henry
Publish Date: Feb 17, 2009
ISBN-13: 9780805089875
ISBN-10: 080508987X
Format: Paperback
Number of Pages: 240
Written in: ENG
Shipping Weight (in pounds): 0.44
Product in Inches (L x W x H): 8.0 x 5.4 x 0.7
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