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Eye of the Beholder: True Stories of People with Facial Differences

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Featuring true stories of people whose faces have been disfigured as a result of cancer, trauma, or a birth defect, "Eye of the Beholder" explores what it's like to try and live an ordinary life behind a remarkable face. "Eye of the Beholder" features the stories of Melissa, who has undergone forty-two surgeries in nineteen years to try to correct issues affecting her face ...more
Paperback, 288 pages
Published June 2nd 2009 by Kaplan Publishing
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Amber
Jan 31, 2011 Amber rated it really liked it
When I downloaded the free Kindle version of this book, I didn't expect to like it as much as I did. I expected it to teach valuable lessons about discrimination against people with facial disfigurements, but I was surprised to find myself drawn in and even eager to read the next chapter. Who knew that nutritious reading could also taste good? Greenwald tells true tales of people who struggle with facial disfigurements of various kinds, and tells them with both compassion and humor. Her subjects ...more
Carla JFCL
Jan 29, 2011 Carla JFCL rated it really liked it
Really interesting book. I like medical topics and found this fascinating. It gives a lot of insight into the struggles of people who, through no-fault of their own, have to present a face to the world which drastically differs from conventional standards of beauty or even normalcy. There's also a lot of interesting factual information about various aspects of medically dealing with these folks.
Nilchance
Jan 19, 2011 Nilchance rated it really liked it
Oh god, the Latrea thing made me cry at work.

This is an interesting book and an angle on disability advocacy that I hadn't thought about before. There was some "disabled people are inspirational! just smile if someone stares, they don't mean any harm!" BS, but mostly the stories were a good combo of biography, history and medical drama.
Emily
Feb 16, 2012 Emily rated it liked it
It was okay. I was intrigued by the concepts of facial reconstruction and so forth, and there was some good historical information, but I guess the topic just wasn't that meaningful for me. It's probably good background information in case I end up taking care of someone with facial disfigurement.
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I learned a lot. It was more anecdotal and less clear in purpose than I would really like.
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Interesting, but parts of it are really repetitive.
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