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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
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"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"--
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.
Assigning source
Provided by publisher
Biography type
autobiography
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
162337
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Grealy, Lucy
Dewey number
  • 362.19699/47160092
  • B
Index
no index present
LC call number
RD661.G74
LC item number
A3 2016
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/lexile
1110
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
abstracts summaries
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Grealy, Lucy
  • Grealy, Lucy
  • Ewing's sarcoma
  • Disfigured persons
  • BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY
  • BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY
  • Disfigured persons
  • Ewing's sarcoma
  • United States
  • Disfigured persons
Target audience
adult
Label
Autobiography of a face, Lucy Grealy
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • World of unknowing
  • The habits of self-consciousness
  • Cool
  • Mirrors
  • Luck
  • Petting zoo
  • The Tao of laugh-in
  • Fear itself
  • Life on earth
  • Door number two
  • Masks
  • Truth and beauty
Control code
ocn932050785
Dimensions
21 cm
Edition
First Mariner books edition.
Extent
xxii, 224 pages
Isbn
9780544837393
Lccn
2016012768
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)932050785
Label
Autobiography of a face, Lucy Grealy
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • World of unknowing
  • The habits of self-consciousness
  • Cool
  • Mirrors
  • Luck
  • Petting zoo
  • The Tao of laugh-in
  • Fear itself
  • Life on earth
  • Door number two
  • Masks
  • Truth and beauty
Control code
ocn932050785
Dimensions
21 cm
Edition
First Mariner books edition.
Extent
xxii, 224 pages
Isbn
9780544837393
Lccn
2016012768
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)932050785

Library Locations

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      30.271302100000 -97.746016800000
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