Autobiography of a face / Lucy Grealy.
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- ISBN: 9780547524122 (electronic bk)
- Physical Description: 1 online resource
- Publisher: [Place of publication not identified] : [publisher not identified], 1994.
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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Text Difficulty 6
UG/Upper grades (9th-12)
7.4 ATOS Level
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