Episode 15: Autobiography of a Face by Lucy Grealy
Welcome to Episode 16 of Reading with Rory!
Here are some of the articles referenced in today’s show:
Do you Love Me? by Joyce Carol Oates, published in The New York Times
In this article, Joyce Carol Oates talks about the beauty of Lucy Grealy’s writing in Autobiography of a Face, as well as Lucy’s tragic ending after the book was published.
Hijacked by Grief by Suellen Grealy, published in The Guardian
In this article, Suellen Grealy discusses her experience reading Autobiography of a Face and how her relationship with Ann Patchett soured after Ann published the book Truth & Beauty: A Friendship.
Click here for an interview with Lucy Grealy given in 1994 about her experience with cancer.
Click here for NPR’s announcement of Lucy Grealy’s death.
Click here for another article by Ann Patchett, published in New York Magazine, detailing Ann’s memory of her time with Lucy and her struggles to help Lucy as Lucy fell deeper into her addiction with drugs.
Click here to see a portrait of Lucy Grealy by her friend Michael Hafftka, published in Huffington Post in 2017 on the anniversary of Lucy’s death.
Finally, here’s a Youtube video of an audio interview done with Lucy Grealy in 1994: