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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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Grouped Work ID 7e1e64de-3644-ec0d-ad6e-eddb9d72193e
Grouping Title autobiography of a face
Grouping Author grealy lucy
Grouping Category book
Last Grouping Update 2019-01-09 04:20:47AM
Last Indexed 2019-01-22 04:42:17AM

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accelerated_reader_interest_level UG
accelerated_reader_point_value 11
accelerated_reader_reading_level 7.4
auth_author2 Marlo, Coleen.
author Grealy, Lucy.
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author_display Grealy, Lucy
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display_description 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 pleasures 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. "I spent five years of my life being treated for cancer, but since then I've spent fifteen years being treated for nothing other than looking different from everyone else. It was the pain from that, from feeling ugly, that I always viewed as the great tragedy of my life. The fact that I had cancer seemed minor in comparison."
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last_indexed 2019-01-22T11:42:17.252Z
lexile_score 1110
literary_form Non Fiction
literary_form_full Non Fiction
local_callnumber_santafe BIO GREALY, L
owning_library_santafe Santa Fe Public Library
owning_location_santafe Main Library, Southside Branch
primary_isbn 9780060569662
publishDate 1994, 2003, 2016
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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 / Lucy Grealy, Autobiography of a face [electronic resource] / Lucy Grealy
title_short Autobiography of a face
topic_facet Adaptability (Psychology), Body image, Disfigured persons, Ewing's sarcoma, Grealy, Lucy, Patients, Personal narratives