Lucy Grealy


Born
in Dublin, Ireland
June 03, 1963

Died
December 18, 2002

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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: 4.0 · 33,004 ratings · 1,752 reviews · 9 distinct worksSimilar authors
Autobiography of a Face

3.97 avg rating — 22,055 ratings — published 1994 — 20 editions
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As Seen on TV: Provocations

3.42 avg rating — 171 ratings — published 2000 — 5 editions
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Vrouwen en hun lichaam

0.00 avg rating — 0 ratings — published 1996
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The Man Who Listens to Horses

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4.11 avg rating — 10,026 ratings — published 1997 — 33 editions
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Touchstone Anthology of Con...

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4.14 avg rating — 487 ratings — published 2007 — 8 editions
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Mirror, Mirror on the Wall:...

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3.93 avg rating — 379 ratings — published 1998 — 5 editions
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Minding the Body

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3.80 avg rating — 219 ratings — published 1994 — 6 editions
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Healing

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2.75 avg rating — 4 ratings — published 2001
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Black Beauty

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3.95 avg rating — 208,996 ratings — published 1877 — 451 editions
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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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