Writer Neil Baldwin and remembering poet Lucy Grealy on this edition of Fresh Air
. Baldwin is executive director of the National Book Foundation and author of the book, Henry Ford and the Jews
, in which he details Ford's early obsession with moralistic writings condemning Jews for not accepting Christ. Grealy died in December 2002 at the age of 39. As a child, she spent five years being treated for cancer, which left her face disfigured. She had over thirty reconstructive procedures and years of living with a distorted self-image. She wrote Autobiography of a Face
in 1994, her memoir about coming to terms with looking less than perfect in a society that values female beauty. (Broadcast Dates: January 14, 2002 and January 3, 2003)
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