Autobiography of a face

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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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9780060569662
9780547524122
9781515991212
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1110L
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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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subject_facet Adaptability (Psychology) -- Personal narratives, Adaptability (Psychology) -- Popular works, Body image -- Personal narratives, Body image -- Popular works, Disfigured persons -- United States -- Biography, Ewing's sarcoma -- Patients -- United States -- Biography, Ewing's sarcoma -- Personal narratives, Ewing's sarcoma -- Popular works, Grealy, Lucy
title_display Autobiography of a face
title_full Autobiography of a Face, Autobiography of a face / Lucy Grealy, Autobiography of a face [electronic resource] / Lucy Grealy
title_short Autobiography of a face
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topic_facet Adaptability (Psychology), Biography & Autobiography, Body image, Disfigured persons, Ewing's sarcoma, Grealy, Lucy, Nonfiction, Patients, Personal narratives