Losing Face

Losing Face : A Memoir of Lost Identity and Self-discovery

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When Kathy Torpie glanced in the mirror on her way out the door one night, she had no way of knowing this would be the last time she would ever see her familiar reflection. On her way home that night she was hit head on by a drunk driver. With broken limbs and a shattered facial skeleton, this strong, active, and fiercely independent woman found herself physically helpless and emotionally vulnerable. After two 12-hour surgeries, broken fragments of her body and face were pieced together with metal rods, plates, and screws. She awoke wearing the face of a stranger. "Losing Face" tells of Kathy's extraordinary struggle to regain her face and sense of self - the 'me' behind the face, the body, the personality, and achievements. Much more than a personal story, it offers valuable insights to anyone undergoing a life-changing transition, to their friends and families and to medical and other professionals working with patients confronted by life-altering injury or illness.
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  • Paperback
  • 140 x 210 x 14mm | 305g
  • Auckland, New Zealand
  • 1869505786
  • 9781869505783

About Kathy Torpie

Kathy Torpie lives in Auckland, New Zealand where she has worked as a psychologist, freelance journalist, and magazine columnist. This is her first book. She is eager to discover what other opportunities life has in store for her.
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