Are you somebody : the accidental memoir of a Dublin woman.

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    • ISBN:
      0805056637
      9780805056631
    • Accession Number:
      ocn223171502
      223171502
    • Accession Number:
      fay.521050
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      O’FAOLAIN, N. Are you somebody : the accidental memoir of a Dublin woman. [s. l.]: Henry Holt and Co., 1996. ISBN 0805056637. Disponível em: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.521050. Acesso em: 17 fev. 2020.
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      O’Faolain N. Are You Somebody : The Accidental Memoir of a Dublin Woman. Henry Holt and Co.; 1996. http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.521050. Accessed February 17, 2020.
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      O’Faolain, N. (1996). Are you somebody : the accidental memoir of a Dublin woman. Henry Holt and Co.
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      O’Faolain, Nuala. 1996. Are You Somebody : The Accidental Memoir of a Dublin Woman. Henry Holt and Co. http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.521050.
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      O’Faolain, N. (1996) Are you somebody : the accidental memoir of a Dublin woman. Henry Holt and Co. Available at: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.521050 (Accessed: 17 February 2020).
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      O’Faolain, Nuala. Are You Somebody : The Accidental Memoir of a Dublin Woman. Henry Holt and Co., 1996. EBSCOhost, search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.521050.
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      O’Faolain, Nuala. Are You Somebody : The Accidental Memoir of a Dublin Woman. Henry Holt and Co., 1996. http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.521050.
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Reviews

Booklist Monthly Selections - #1 February 1998

/*Starred Review*/ The memoir Holt is publishing was the introduction to a collection of 10 years of O'Faolain's Irish Times columns: a collection that led Ireland's best-seller list. On its own, Are You Somebody? is a vivid journey through the life of an ordinary/extraordinary "Dublin woman." Married in a grand passion, O'Faolain's parents grew apart as their nine children grew up: journalist^-gossip columnist O'Faolain had affairs and mistresses while his wife read and drank too much, and their children largely raised themselves. Education (first boarding school, later college and postgraduate work) was Nuala's outlet; she became a university professor, moved into educational and later general programming at the BBC and in Ireland, and finally became one of the first female columnists at her native country's most respected newspaper. Famous names dot the pages of O'Faolain's memoir, but the center of her story is the enduring impact of her unhappy childhood and her search, in middle age as in youth, for love, satisfaction, and meaning in an often lonely life. ((Reviewed February 1, 1998)) Copyright 2000 Booklist Reviews

LJ Reviews 1997 November

A number one best seller in Ireland, this memoir originated in O'Faolain's Irish Times columns. Copyright 1997 Cahners Business Information.

LJ Reviews 1998 February

O'Faolain is a weekly columnist for the Irish Times. Originally approached to publish a collection of her columns, she decided to write an introduction to pull together the columns. The introduction evolved into more than half the book, which became an overnight best seller in Ireland. (A similar edition had been planned by New Island Books for American release last spring.) This edition, containing the introduction slightly revised, leaves American readers hoping for more of her work. In the best tradition of Irish storytelling, O'Faolain shares what it was like growing up as one of nine impoverished children of pioneer social commentator "Terry O'Sullivan" and his alcoholic wife, in an Ireland scarred by its past, dominated by the patriarchy of church and academe. She balances a sense of immediacy and the pain of honest reflection with the distance required of professional journalism. The result is a beautifully written, well-crafted memoir revealing the growth of a writer whose complexities mirror her times. Comparisons will be made to Frank McCourt's Angela's Ashes (LJ 8/96), but O'Faolain can stand on her own merit. Highly recommended.?Denise S. Sticha, Seton Hill Coll., Pa. Copyright 1998 Cahners Business Information.

LJ Reviews 1998 March

When Irish Times columnist O'Faolain was asked to collect her columns for a book, she began an introduction that evolved into this telling memoir. (LJ 2/1/98) Copyright 1998 Library Journal Reviews

LJ Reviews 1999 January #1

"I'm not anybody in terms of the world, but then, who decides what a somebody is? How is a somebody made?" asks Irish Times columnist O'Faolain. The answer can be found in her moving and painfully honest memoir, a best seller in her native Ireland that deserves as much attention here. (LJ 2/1/98) Copyright 1999 Library Journal Reviews