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The Resource Autobiography of a face, Lucy Grealy

Autobiography of a face, Lucy Grealy

Label
Autobiography of a face
Title
Autobiography of a face
Statement of responsibility
Lucy Grealy
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Lucy Grealy's ruthless self-examination, rich fantasy life, and great derring-do inform this powerful memoir about the premium we put on beauty and on a woman's face in particular. It took Lucy 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 surgery left her jaw disfigured. As a young girl she absorbed the searing pain of peer rejection and the guilty pleasures of wanting to be special. Later she internalized the paralyzing fear of never being loved. Heroically and poignantly, she learned to define herself from the inside out." "This memoir arrives at a time when the worship of beauty in our culture is at an all-time high, a time when more and more women seek physical perfection. Lucy Grealy awakens in us the difficult truth that beauty, finally, is to be found deep within."--BOOK JACKET
Summary
The author, who endured a severely disfiguring cancer in childhood, offers a meditation on the pain, and healing she has endured, searching through a culture obsessed with physical beauty for love, acceptance, and inner peace
Tone
Writing style
Award
Booklist Editors' Choice, 1994.
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162337
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
  • 362.1/96994716/0092
  • B
Index
no index present
LC call number
RD661.G74
LC item number
A3 1994
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1110
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
abstracts summaries
NLM call number
WE 258 G786a 1994
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Target audience
adult
Label
Autobiography of a face, Lucy Grealy
Link
http://catdir.loc.gov/catdir/enhancements/fy0728/94015222-d.html
Instantiates
Publication
Contents
Luck -- Petting zoo -- The Tao of laugh-in -- Fear itself -- Life on earth -- Door number two -- Masks -- Truth and beauty -- World of unknowing -- The habits of self-consciousness -- Cool -- Mirrors
Control code
38266
Dimensions
21 cm.
Extent
223 p.
Isbn
9780395657805
Isbn Type
(recycled paper)
Lccn
94015222
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocm30156226
  • (OCoLC)30156226
Label
Autobiography of a face, Lucy Grealy
Link
http://catdir.loc.gov/catdir/enhancements/fy0728/94015222-d.html
Publication
Contents
Luck -- Petting zoo -- The Tao of laugh-in -- Fear itself -- Life on earth -- Door number two -- Masks -- Truth and beauty -- World of unknowing -- The habits of self-consciousness -- Cool -- Mirrors
Control code
38266
Dimensions
21 cm.
Extent
223 p.
Isbn
9780395657805
Isbn Type
(recycled paper)
Lccn
94015222
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocm30156226
  • (OCoLC)30156226

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