Synopses & Reviews
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.
“This is a young womans first book, the story of her own life, and both book and life are unforgettable.” New York Times
About the Author
Lucy Grealy, an award-winning poet, was born in Ireland in 1963. She lived in the UK and in Germany but spent most of her life in New York, where she grew up, and where she died in 2002. She also published a collection of essays, As Seen on TV: Provocations.
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.