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Autobiography of a Face by Lucy Grealy
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Sep 19, 2007

it was amazing

an extremely sad but interesting memoir. having read truth and beauty by ann pratchett, a memoir about the friendship between these two authors, i was able to see the other side of the relationship. its nice when you can see the whole picture instead of just one person's experience. although lucy didn't get into the friendship as much since it was her memoir about her life up to a certain point, it did give me insight into her illness and its effect on her personality and emotional problems. if i hadn't read autobiography of a face, i might have not been able to empathize with her based soley on what i read in truth in beauty.
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Kathy Sarlog I agree with you completely about being able to empathize much more with Lucy after reading her autobiography. In Truth and Beauty, I found Lucy to be very needy and hard to like, whereas Lucy's autobiography provides much more context.

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