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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."--Jacket
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Grealy, Lucy
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
abstracts summaries
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  • Grealy, Lucy
  • Ewing's sarcoma
  • Disfigured persons
  • Ewing's sarcoma
  • Disfigured persons
  • Adaptation, Psychological
  • Body Image
  • Jaw Neoplasms
  • Sarcoma, Ewing
  • Adaptation, Psychological
  • Body Image
  • Jaw Neoplasms
  • Sarcoma, Ewing
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
30156226
Dimensions
21 cm
Extent
223 pages
Isbn
9780395657805
Isbn Type
(recycled paper)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(WaOLN)1616914
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
30156226
Dimensions
21 cm
Extent
223 pages
Isbn
9780395657805
Isbn Type
(recycled paper)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(WaOLN)1616914

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