Autobiography Of A Face

Author(s): Lucy Grealy

Biography / Memoir

At the age of nine, Lucy Grealy was diagnosed with a rare form of cancer and had to have a large part of her jaw removed. Written with an unconquerable wit, Grealy's memoir recalls the repercussions of that event: endless reconstructive surgery, the profound emotional trauma of a disrupted adolescence, feelings of rejection and inadequacy in a society obsessed with physical perfection, and the consequences of her own desperate need to be loved. Robbed of her outward beauty as a child, Lucy Grealy turned her tragic misfortune into a book of tremendous lyrical resonance, and a testament to the resilience of the human spirit.

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  • : 9780413774743
  • : methue
  • : methue
  • : books

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  • : Lucy Grealy
  • : Paperback