It would seem that Irish journalist Nuala O'Faolain has come full circle. The conclusion of her acclaimed memoir "Are You Somebody" (1998 ) found her believing that she was, indeed, somebody despite the scars of an unhappy childhood and the effects of a male dominated society. Now, with the writing of "Almost There," a second memoir, she relapses to nobody status again.
"...I believed myself a failure....., " Ms. O'Faolain writes. "I hadn't... Are You Somebody? - The Accidental Memoir of a Dublin Woman
"ARE YOU SOMEBODY?"takes it title from the question women would a Nuala O'Faolain because they vaguely recognized her from seeing her on Irish Public Television.
It's a question O'Faolain asks herself as she writes her frank memoir full of missed opportunities, failed romances and broken relationships.
Nuala O'Faolain is a survivor who escapes the single fate slotted for most Irish girs born in the fifties: marriage and babies.
The second of... My Dream of You
A woman searches for understanding of her life as she, at 50, reawakens her desire for passion. She explores the role of culture, ethnicity, religion, and other social forces which control, limit and oppress us as we seek passion....