Almost There Paperback – 3 Jun 2004
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"'Her writing is so passionate, so personal - she writes for a whole generation everywhere - a wonderful novelist' Evening Standard"
About the Author
Are You Somebody? Nuala O'Faolain's autobiographical memoir, was published to huge success and critical acclaim in America and Ireland. Since then she has also written the bestselling novel, My Dream of You. She lives in the west of Ireland and New York.
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This book covers about 6 years from her first memoir which apparently had the same sort of candor although she did offer it to people who were included prior to its publication. How much she may have changed is not entirely clear, but judging by what was included here I doubt she changed very much.
The book is also a philosophical exercise by a woman who has seen the majority of her life and is brutally honest about what she is and is not willing to do with the balance of the 16 and three-quarter years the actuarial tables allot to her. Initially the most startling part of the book was toward the end when she spoke of the 8 year old daughter of her partner. At first I was put off, and then my reaction changed completely. If there has ever been a case of the truth hurts, and the truth will set you free, in a manner of speaking, this lady has written it.
I don't know how many males will read this book but they should. Much of what she discusses is not bounded by gender, and when there are gender specific issues there are plenty of issues that males can plug in.Read more ›