Are You Somebody? The Accidental Memoir of a Dublin Woman, by O'Faolain, Nuala
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- ISBN: 9780805089875 | 080508987X
- Cover: Paperback
- Copyright: 2/17/2009
"You don't 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 ofAngela's AshesOne of nine children born into a penniless North Dublin family, Nuala O'Faolain was saved from a harrowing childhood by her love of books and reading. Though she ultimately became one of Ireland's 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 O'Faolain's 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 O'Faolain herself, a singular example of courage, honesty, and bold living.