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Nuala O'Faolain on the Art & Power of Words

I first heard of Irish journalist & writer Nuala O'Faolain a few years ago when I happened to grab her audio book Almost There by chance at the library…

I've always wanted to write about so many personal things, more so than I share here, but have had numerable reservations about the whole thing. In Almost There, Nuala addresses so many of the specific concerns I have had about the writing, and she has convinced me it is worth doing, if not for someone else, than for yourself. A journalist-turned-memoirist, I relate to so many of her takes on not only journalism, but the risks in bearing your soul to the world in memoir form. She's inspired me to continue telling my story, no matter how scary it may be at times.

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I'm beyond grateful that I was nudged in this direction of Nuala’s writing. What a way life has about answering our unspoken questions. The cherry on top? After hours of listening to her read in her beautiful Irish accent, I feel my accent skills might just be improving.

words i loveAnna A.