What is Tell Me Who I Am about? The Tell me who I Am book by Alex and Marcus Lewis, chronicles the long journey of Alex who tries to recover from his memory loss due to a car accident. With the help of his twin brother Marcus, Alex tries to get back the memories of his past life. Yet, Marcus is hiding a dark family secret. The book Tell Me Who I Am explores in detail themes like complex family ties, lost memories, secrets, and brotherhood. I was in awe of these characters, their strength to overcome the past together, and their unusual life story. I’m glad I got the chance to know more about them. Read on for community reviews and my thoughts about the book Tell Me Who I Am.



July 4, 2013

Publication Date

Hodder & Stoughton


Tell Me Who I Am in numbers:


12.8 x 2.8 x 19.6 cm



People involved:

Alex Lewis


Marcus Lewis


Awards won:

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More about the authors:

Born in 1964, both Alex and Marcus Lewis experienced their early years in London and Sussex before the tragic accident happened. Following the publication of their memoir in 2013, both Alex and Marcus took the courageous step of sharing their journey during an interview on ITV’s This Morning. As time went on, these twin brothers ventured into new phases of life as they tied the knot and began their own families. Additionally, they found success in the business realm and established themselves as proprietors of the exquisite Fundu Lagoon boutique hotel, located on the enchanting African island of Pemba.

Reflecting on their journey, Alex, who was 49 at the time, emphasized, “We are both married, we both have children. You can move forward. These harrowing things can happen to you, but we’ve all got the opportunity to put that aside and live our lives.” Therefore, this sentiment resonates with their remarkable journey of resilience and renewal, which serves as an inspiration to others facing challenges.

Their first book, Tell Me Who I Am, is co-written by ghostwriter Joanna Hodgkin who has written 11 novels, from psychological thrillers to historicals. Her work has been translated into more than 8 languages. The memoir she wrote of her mother, Amateurs in Eden, The Story of a Bohemian Marriage, was published in 2012 to widespread acclaim. She lives in London and teaches history at Somerville College.


  • Is Tell me Who I Am Real or Fake? The question “Is ‘Tell Me Who I Am’ real or fake?” is a commonly asked question because the documentary film “Tell Me Who I Am” is based on a true story, specifically the experiences of Alex and Marcus Lewis. The film tells the real-life story of these two brothers and their journey to uncover their traumatic past. So, the answer is that “Tell Me Who I Am” is a real documentary and book based on actual events and the lives of the individuals involved.

In 2021, Lisanne recommended “Tell Me Who I am” by Alex and Marcus Lewis and said…

“It is an interesting idea how a seemingly great solution – losing all your bad and traumatic memories – isn’t a solution to the problems at all. As this documentary implies, emotions cannot be controlled, and by hiding certain emotions or painful experiences they aren’t cleaned up at all.”

Reviews for Tell Me Who I Am from Insiders:

Intriguing coming-of-age story

This is an intriguing coming-of-age story, that reads like a psychological thriller. I have to say that I loved the book more than the documentary, but the story is either way very upsetting yet beautiful. I admire their courage of putting a story that’s so deeply personal out there.


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