Lucy Grealy





Lucy Grealy

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born
in Dublin, Ireland
June 03, 1963

died
December 18, 2002

gender
female

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About this author

Lucinda Margaret Grealy was a poet and memoirist who wrote Autobiography of a Face in 1994. This critically acclaimed book describes her childhood and early adolescence experience with cancer of the jaw, which left her with some facial disfigurement. In a 1994 interview with Charlie Rose conducted right before she rose to the height of her fame, Lucy states that she considers her book to be primarily about the issue of 'identity.'


Average rating: 3.96 · 17,998 ratings · 1,139 reviews · 8 distinct works · Similar authors
Autobiography of a Face
3.93 of 5 stars 3.93 avg rating — 11,911 ratings — published 1994 — 14 editions
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As Seen on TV: Provocations
3.32 of 5 stars 3.32 avg rating — 112 ratings — published 2000 — 5 editions
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Black Beauty
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The Man Who Listens to Horses
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Minding the Body
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3.69 of 5 stars 3.69 avg rating — 140 ratings — published 1994 — 6 editions
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Black Beauty
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More books by Lucy Grealy…
“Does something which exists on the edge have no true relevance to the stable center, or does it, by being on the edge, become a part of the edge and thus a part of the boundary, the definition which gives the whole its shape?”
Lucy Grealy

“Sometimes the briefest moments capture us, force us to take them in, and demand that we live the rest of our lives in reference to them.”
Lucy Grealy, Autobiography of a Face

“The general plot of life is sometimes shaped by the different ways genuine intelligence combines with equally genuine ignorance.”
Lucy Grealy, Autobiography of a Face

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