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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.
Number of Pages: 224
Genre: Biography + Autobiography, Self Improvement, Health + Wellness
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Author: Lucy Grealy
Street Date: September 13, 2016
Item Number (DPCI): 248-27-4703