Publisher description for Autobiography of a face / Lucy Grealy.


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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.


Library of Congress subject headings for this publication:
Grealy, Lucy.
Ewing's sarcoma -- Patients -- United States -- Biography.
Disfigured persons -- United States -- Biography.