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Marked for Life: A Story of Disguise, Discovery and Redemption Joie Davidow

Marked for Life: A Story of Disguise, Discovery and Redemption

Joie Davidow

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Attractive and successful, Joie Davidow presents a confident face to the world. But her carefully applied makeup conceals a secret she has kept for decades. Marked for Life chronicles Joies struggle to overcome feeling that she was grotesquelyMoreAttractive and successful, Joie Davidow presents a confident face to the world. But her carefully applied makeup conceals a secret she has kept for decades. Marked for Life chronicles Joies struggle to overcome feeling that she was grotesquely flawed, while hiding behind a cosmetic mask that granted her entry into a profession that puts a premium on appearance, culminating in the life-changing realization that in deceiving others, she was also betraying herself. Written with humor and refreshingly devoid of self-pity, it will touch anyone who has ever felt different from the rest of the world.has ever felt different from the rest of the world.Like an odalisque shedding her veils, Joies writing dances in this memoir to reveal the carefully kept secret of her birthmark. This is an inspiring story and a vivid reminder that there is more to beauty than a flawless face. Giocanda Belli, author of The Country Under My Skin and The Inhabited WomanAbout the AuthorJoie Davidow co-founded L.A. Weekly and founded L.A. Style magazine. She edited the anthologies Las Mamis and Las Christmas with Esmeralda Santiago and is the author of Infusions of Healing and I Wouldnt Leave Rome to Go to Heaven. She lives in Rome, Italy, where she edits an online magazine, www.InRomeNow.com.