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Autobiography of a face [electronic resource]. Lucy Grealy.

Grealy, Lucy. (Author).

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  • ISBN: 9780547524122 (electronic bk)
  • Physical Description: 1 online resource
  • Date Published: 1994.

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Summary, etc.: 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.
Target Audience Note: Text Difficulty 6
UG/Upper grades (9th-12)
7.4 ATOS Level
Reproduction Note: Electronic reproduction. Boston : Mariner Books, 1994. Requires OverDrive Read (file size: N/A KB) or Adobe Digital Editions (file size: 2512 KB) or Kobo app or compatible Kobo device (file size: N/A KB) or Amazon Kindle (file size: N/A KB).
Subject: Nonfiction.
Biography & Autobiography.
Genre: Electronic books.

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