Autobiography of a Face

Autobiography of a Face

by Lucy Grealy

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Overview

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.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780544837393
Publisher: HMH Books
Publication date: 09/13/2016
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 256
Sales rank: 118,688
Product dimensions: 5.20(w) x 7.40(h) x 0.80(d)
Lexile: 1110L (what's this?)

About the Author

LUCY GREALY (1963–2002) was an award-winning poet and a memoirist. In addition to Autobiography of a Face, she was the author of the essay collection As Seen on TV: Provocations.

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