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Lucy Grealy : Autobiography of a Face

Author: Lucy Grealy
Title: Autobiography of a Face
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Published in: English
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 223
Date: 1995-09
ISBN: 006097673X
Publisher: Perennial
Weight: 0.45 pounds
Size: 5.2 x 7.9 x 0.6 inches
Edition: Harperperennial ed.
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The bestselling memoir by a woman who survived terminal illness only to confront the tragedy of being deemed unacceptable in a world that worships physical beauty. Review
At age nine, Lucy Grealy was diagnosed with a potentially terminal cancer. When she returned to school with a third of her jaw removed, she faced the cruel taunts of classmates. In this strikingly candid memoir, Grealy tells her story of great suffering and remarkable strength without sentimentality and with considerable wit. Vividly portraying the pain of peer rejection and the guilty pleasure of wanting to be special, Grealy captures with unique insight what it is like as a child and young adult to be torn between two warring impulses: to feel that more than anything else we want to be loved for who we are, while wishing desperately and secretly to be perfect

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