Ebury Press, 9780091940768, 320pp.
Publication Date: September 14, 2011
List Price: 16.95*
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A harrowing but ultimately inspiring memoir of how one girl's beautiful face and spirit was destroyed after a vicious acid attack
I heard a horrible screaming sound, like an animal being slaughtered . . . then I realised it was me.
When Katie Piper was 24, her life was near perfect. Young and beautiful, she was well on her way to fulfilling her dream of becoming a model. But then she met Daniel Lynch on Facebook and her world quickly turned into a nightmare. After being held captive and brutally raped by her new boyfriend, Katie was subjected to a vicious acid attack. Within seconds, this bright and bubbly girl could feel her looks and the life she loved melting away. This is the moving true story of how one young woman had her mind, body, and spirit cruelly snatched from her and how she inspired millions with her fight to get them back.
About the Author
Katie Piper's documentary Katie: My Beautiful Face won her a BAFTA nomination, and was shown in 15 different countries around the world. She was the subject of an episode of 20/20 and has appeared on CNN. The documentary and the 20/20 episode both can be seen on the Oprah Winfrey Network. Katie now runs her own charity, The Katie Piper Foundation, which is dedicated to raising awareness of the plight of burns victims and other disfigurement injuries.
Praise For Beautiful…
"Katie's account of her experiences is unflinching, but marked with a deeply impressive dignity and courage." —Daily Mail
"You will be angered, moved and inspired. Above all, you will be in awe of Katie Piper." —Sunday Express
"[Katie Piper] relives her story, movingly showing us that beauty really is more than skin deep." —Woman
"Heart-wrenching . . . truly inspiring." —Glamour