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Autobiography of a Face
by Lucy Grealy




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A New York Times Notable Book

"This is a young woman's first book, the story of her own life, and both book and life are unforgettable." --New York Times

"Engaging and engrossing, a story of grace as well as cruelty, and a demonstration of Grealy's] own wit and style and class."--Washington Post Book World


This powerful memoir is about the premium we put on beauty and on a woman's face in particular. It took Lucy Grealy twenty years of living with a distorted self-image and more than thirty reconstructive procedures before she could come to terms with her appearance after childhood cancer and surgery that left her jaw disfigured. As a young girl, she absorbed the searing pain of peer rejection and the paralyzing fear of never being loved.

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Overview

A New York Times Notable Book

"This is a young woman's first book, the story of her own life, and both book and life are unforgettable." --New York Times

"Engaging and engrossing, a story of grace as well as cruelty, and a demonstration of Grealy's] own wit and style and class."--Washington Post Book World


This powerful memoir is about the premium we put on beauty and on a woman's face in particular. It took Lucy Grealy twenty years of living with a distorted self-image and more than thirty reconstructive procedures before she could come to terms with her appearance after childhood cancer and surgery that left her jaw disfigured. As a young girl, she absorbed the searing pain of peer rejection and the paralyzing fear of never being loved.

 

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  • ISBN-13: 9780544837393
  • ISBN-10: 0544837398
  • Publisher: Mariner Books
  • Publish Date: September 2016
  • Page Count: 256
  • Dimensions: 7.9 x 5.2 x 0.7 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 0.45 pounds


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