Autobiography of a Face by Lucy Grealy

Autobiography of a Face

Lucy Grealy

256 pages first pub 1994 (editions)

nonfiction memoir emotional reflective sad slow-paced


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 gr...

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emotional 86%
reflective 76%
sad 56%
challenging 34%
dark 28%
inspiring 23%
informative 17%
tense 13%
funny 5%
hopeful 5%
adventurous 1%


medium 61%
slow 24%
fast 13%

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