WorldCat Linked Data Explorer

http://worldcat.org/entity/work/id/650319

Autobiography of a face

The author, who endured a severely disfiguring cancer in childhood, offers a meditation on the pain and healing she has endured, searching through a culture obsessed with physical beauty for love, acceptance, and inner peace.

Open All Close All

http://schema.org/about

http://schema.org/description

  • "The author, who endured a severely disfiguring cancer in childhood, offers a meditation on the pain and healing she has endured, searching through a culture obsessed with physical beauty for love, acceptance, and inner peace."@en
  • "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.""@en
  • "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."."
  • "Eigenhandige levensbeschrijving van een jonge vrouw, van wie het gezicht ernstig werd misvormd door een tumor."

http://schema.org/genre

  • "Erlebnisbericht"
  • "Personal narratives"
  • "Herinneringen (vorm)"
  • "Biography"@en
  • "Biography"
  • "Popular works"
  • "Electronic books"

http://schema.org/name

  • "Lian de sui yue"
  • "臉的歲月"
  • "Autobiografie van een gezicht"
  • "Lian di sui yue"
  • "Autobiographie d'un visage"
  • "Autobiography of a face"@en
  • "Autobiography of a face"
  • "Lian de sui yue = Autobiography of a face"
  • "Autobiographie d'un visage : [récit]"