Autobiography Of A Face

September 13, 2016|
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."
LUCY GREALY (1963−2002), an award-winning poet, attended the Iowa Writer''s Workshop. She was a fellow at the Bunting Institute of Radcliffe and the Fine Arts Work Center in Provincetown, and a guest of the Yaddo Corporation. Her article for Harper''s, Mirrorings," on which Autobiography of a Face was based, received the Nation...
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Title:Autobiography Of A FaceFormat:PaperbackProduct dimensions:256 pages, 8 X 5.31 X 0.65 inShipping dimensions:256 pages, 8 X 5.31 X 0.65 inPublished:September 13, 2016Publisher:Houghton Mifflin HarcourtLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0544837398

ISBN - 13:9780544837393

Appropriate for ages: All ages

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