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The bestselling memoir by a woman who survived terminal illness only to confront the tragedy of being deemed unacceptable in a world that worships physical beauty.

About the Author

Lucy Grealy is an award-winning poet and attended the Iowa Writer's Workshop. Born in Ireland, she grew up in New York and currently lives in New York City. She teaches writing at The New School and a Bennington College.

Table of Contents

Luck — Petting zoo — The Tao of laugh-in — Fear itself — Life on earth — Door number two — Masks — Truth and beauty — World of unknowing — The habits of self-consciousness — Cool — Mirrors.

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Melissa Kinsey, April 29, 2007 (view all comments by Melissa Kinsey)
I read this ten years ago and I still refer to it often in conversation. Grealy makes us look at ourselves and our society from a radical perspective. She writes like Joan Didion -- refreshingly candid, incisive and blunt.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780060976736
Author:
Grealy, Lucy
Author:
Grealy, Ludy
Publisher:
HarpPeren
Location:
Boston :
Subject:
General
Subject:
Biography
Subject:
Women
Subject:
Diseases - Cancer
Subject:
Medical
Subject:
Specific Groups - Special Needs
Subject:
Autobiography
Subject:
Terminally ill
Subject:
Disfigured persons -- United States -- Biography.
Subject:
Disfigured persons.
Subject:
Ewing's sarcoma
Subject:
Personal Memoirs
Subject:
Specific Groups - General
Subject:
Medical - General
Subject:
General Biography
Copyright:
Edition Description:
TradePB
Series Volume:
CR-179728
Publication Date:
1995
Binding:
Paperback
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
240
Dimensions:
8.57x5.32x.58 in. .42 lbs.

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