As Seen on TV by Lucy Grealy

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Whether she is contemplating promiscuity or The New Testament, lamenting about what she should have said to Oprah, or learning to tango, Grealy seduces and surprises the reader at every turn. With the sheer brilliance of her imagination, Grealy leads us on delightful journeys with her wit, unflinching honesty and peerless intelligence. A completely original thinker and a remarkable writer, the author leaves the reader with plenty to ponder. As Seen On TV breaks the mould of the essay, and is destined, like the memoir that preceded it, to become a modern classic.

'[Grealy is]. . . unforgettable.' -New York Times

'[Grealy writes]-with exquisite prose and steely strength.' -USA Today

'Lucy Grealy manages to convince an amazing array of people that she is speaking directly to them.' -Baltimore Sun

'[Grealy] overcomes-with wit, intelligence and an unconquerable spirit.' Mademoiselle

About Lucy Grealy

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Lucy Grealy is an award-winning poet and author of the highly acclaimed memoir, Autobiography of a Face (New York Times Notable Book of the Year). She lives in New York City and is currently working on a novel.
Published December 10, 2008 by Bloomsbury USA. 194 pages
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, History, Literature & Fiction. Non-fiction

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LeRoy (Sarah, 2000) is something of a boy wonder—or horror, as the case may be.

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The house with the fake shutters survived, but “What kind of storms did we think those shutters would keep out?” Relaxed, honest, and illuminating, Grealy achieves her goal: if life is the answer, “start finding the questions worthy of it.”

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LeRoy rose to considerable notoriety as the teenaged author of last year's Sarah, a novel about a gender-confused kid whose mother is a truckers' prostitu

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