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Autobiography of a face

Author: Lucy Grealy
Publisher: Boston : Mariner Books, 2016, ©1994.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : English : First Mariner books editionView all editions and formats
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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  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Autobiographies
Biographies
Biography
Named Person: Lucy Grealy; Lucy Grealy
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Lucy Grealy
ISBN: 9780544837393 0544837398 0395657806 9780395657805 9780060569662 0060569662
OCLC Number: 1113920889
Description: xxii, 224 pages ; 21 cm
Contents: Luck --
Petting zoo --
The Tao of laugh-in --
Fear itself --
Life on earth --
Door number two --
Masks --
Truth and beauty --
World of unknowing --
The habits of self-consciousness --
Cool --
Mirrors.
Responsibility: 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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