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Book Review of Autobiography of a Face

Autobiography of a Face
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Grealy's memoir reminded me of Dawn Prince-Hughes's memoir, Songs of the Gorilla Nation. Both women have lived such different lives from mine, and both can let the reader inside their lives while not failing to emphasize their different ways of experiencing the world. As I read Grealy's memoir, at times I felt as if she were writing in a different language from mine. Prince-Hughes writes in the same way. I did wonder if Grealy's experience would have been different today from when she grew up, because today there are some resources for children and teenagers with facial disfigurements such as Treacher-Collins syndrome, the disorder displayed by the older sister of a child at the childcare center where I work.