Autobiography of a Face by Lucy Grealy audiobook

Autobiography of a Face

By Lucy Grealy
Read by Coleen Marlo

Tantor Audio

Unabridged

Format : Library CD (In Stock)
  • ISBN: 9781665296557

  • ISBN: 9781665296540

  • ISBN: 9781665296564

Runtime: 5.93 Hours
Category: Nonfiction/Biography
Audience: Adult
Language: English

Summary

Summary

Oprah Pick for Best Memoirs of a Generation

"I spent five years of my life being treated for cancer, but since then I've spent fifteen years being treated for nothing other than looking different from everyone else. It was the pain from that, from feeling ugly, that I always viewed as the great tragedy of my life. The fact that I had cancer seemed minor in comparison."

At age nine, Lucy Grealy was diagnosed with a potentially terminal cancer. When she returned to school with a third of her jaw removed, she faced the cruel taunts of classmates. In this strikingly candid memoir, Grealy tells her story of great suffering and remarkable strength without sentimentality and with considerable wit. Vividly portraying the pain of peer rejection and the guilty pleasures of wanting to be special, Grealy captures with unique insight what it is like as a child and young adult to be torn between two warring impulses: to feel that more than anything else we want to be loved for who we are, while wishing desperately and secretly to be perfect.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

This harrowing, lyrical autobiographical memoir . . . is a striking meditation on the distorting effects of our culture's preoccupation with physical beauty. Publishers Weekly Starred Review
“Her lyrical, witty, unvarnished memoir forces us to look not only at her but also, deeply, at ourselves.” O, The Oprah Magazine

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Author

Author Bio: Lucy Grealy

Author Bio: Lucy Grealy

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Details

Details

Available Formats : CD, Library CD, MP3 CD
Category: Nonfiction/Biography
Runtime: 5.93
Audience: Adult
Language: English