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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.