Lucinda Margaret Grealy (June 3, 1963?December 18, 2002) was a poet and memoirist.
Grealy most famously wrote “Autobiography of a Face” (1994). This critically acclaimed book describes her childhood and early adolescence experience with cancer of the jaw, which left her with a disfigured face. Grealy also published a collection of essays in 2000, titled “As Seen on TV: Provocations”.
Towards the end of her life, Lucy struggled with bouts of depression and drug abuse. She died of a presumed accidental drug overdose on December 18, 2002, in New York, at the age of 39.
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