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003    OCoLC 
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008    030318t20031994nyu           000 0 eng d 
020    0060569662 
024 31 9780060569662 
035    (OCoLC)51874121 
035    (Sirsi) i0060569662 
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049    GJVA 
090    RD661.G74|bA3 2003 
096    WE 258 G786a 2003 
100 1  Grealy, Lucy. 
245 10 Autobiography of a face /|cLucy Grealy. 
250    First Perennial edition. 
264  1 New York :|bPerennial,|c2003. 
264  4 |c©1994 
300    236 pages ;|c21 cm 
336    text|btxt|2rdacontent 
337    unmediated|bn|2rdamedia 
338    volume|bnc|2rdacarrier 
500    "With an afterword by Ann Patchett" -- Cover. 
505 0  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. 
520    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. "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." 
600 10 Grealy, Lucy. 
650  0 Ewing's sarcoma|xPatients|zUnited States|vBiography. 
650  0 Disfigured persons|zUnited States|vBiography. 
650  2 Adaptation, Psychological|vPersonal Narratives. 
650  2 Body Image|vPersonal Narratives. 
650  2 Jaw Neoplasms|xpsychology|vPersonal Narratives. 
650  2 Sarcoma, Ewing|vPersonal Narratives. 
914    MID.b15450016 
914    FARM105227 
994    02|bGJV 
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 Bristol, Main Library - Non Fiction  B GREALY, LUCY c.2  Check Shelf
 Burlington Public Library - Teen  YB GREALY c.2  Check Shelf
 Cromwell-Belden Public Library - Adult Department  B GREALY    Check Shelf
 Middletown, Russell Library - Adult Nonfiction  362.1969 GRE    Check Shelf
 Rocky Hill, Cora J. Belden Library - Adult Department  B GREALY    Check Shelf
 West Hartford, Bishop's Corner Branch - Biographies  B GREALY LUCY G    Check Shelf
 West Hartford, Noah Webster Library - Biographies  B GREALY LUCY G    Check Shelf