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Autobiography of a Face

Autobiography of a Face - 94 edition

Autobiography of a Face - 94 edition

ISBN13: 9780395657805

ISBN10: 0395657806

Autobiography of a Face by Lucy Grealy - ISBN 9780395657805
Edition: 94
Copyright: 1994
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
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International: No
Autobiography of a Face by Lucy Grealy - ISBN 9780395657805

ISBN13: 9780395657805

ISBN10: 0395657806

Edition: 94

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Summary

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.

Author Bio

Lucy Grealy, an award-winning poet, was born in Ireland in 1963. She lived in the UK and in Germany but spent most of her life in New York, where she grew up, and where she died in 2002. She also published a collection of essays, As Seen on TV: Provocations