Autobiography of a Face

Autobiography of a Face

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ISBN10: 0544837398 ISBN13: 9780544837393 Publisher: Mariner Books Published: Sep 13 2016 Pages: 224 Weight: 0.46lbs. Height: 8.25" Width: 5.25" Depth: 0.75" Language: English

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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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