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by Joie Davidow

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Author: Joie Davidow
Publisher: Harmony; 1 edition (June 17, 2003)
Language: English
Pages: 272
Category: Biography and Memoir
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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. She was born with a port-wine stain, a purple mark that covers most of the left side of her face, including her eye. Tormented as a child, shunned as a teenager, she thought of herself as deformed and ugly until, in her second year of college, she discovered cosmetics that would allow her to hide the mark on her face. She learned to paint on a mask that made her appear normal, if not downright beautiful. Suddenly she was no longer “the girl with the big purple mark.” Behind the mask she was safe, protected from the astonished eyes and unkind remarks of strangers. Her deception was her freedom, but it was also her imprisonment, a threat that never left her. For most of her life she feared that a hot, humid day, a strong wind, an errant tear, or even a fervent embrace would destroy the face she had so painstakingly created, revealing her shameful secret.While hiding behind the mask, she became a newspaper editor, then a magazine publisher. She sat front and center at runway shows in Paris, London, Milan, and New York. She was an authority on all things glamorous, appearing frequently on television. But alone at night, she washed her face and saw a disfigured woman in the mirror. Marked for Life chronicles Joie’s coming of age with a facial difference and a family who tried to deal with the purple mark by denying its existence. It is the story of Joie’s search for a man whose love she could trust despite her marked face, and her passion for the man who loved and accepted her. It is the story of how she refused to be defined by the stain that disfigured her and how, finally, she came to realize that, despite being “marked for life,” she is really just another face in the crowd, no different from anyone else. Written with honesty, wit, and a true storyteller’s gift, this book will resonate with all of us who have at times felt that we, too, were secretly marked and somehow different from the rest of the world.
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Alexandra
I initially ordered Ms. Davidow's book because I have a baby daughter who also has a port wine stain on her face, and I look for anything that might help me be a better mom to her in the future. I expected to empathize with her story, but I did not expect to relate to it myself... but I found so many universal growing up experiences that are painful (with or without a birthmark). Her story of growing up with demanding parents, evolving into a people pleaser, then ultimately finding and honoring herself was captivating. Ms. Davidow does an excellent job bringing her life to print and including important little details that help the reader understand her reality. My only complaint is that there is a HUGE gap between college graduation and her starting laser treatments... maybe her life became boring during that timeframe, but I doubt it!!
I am making my husband read Marked for Life as well because he is convinced that our daughter's birthmark is "No Big Deal" too. Thanks for a great read!
Loni
Ms. Davidow's style of writing is amazing. Her story of growing up with a facial port wine stain is touching yet poweful. She speaks about her fears-afraid no one will love her because of the "purple mark" on her face- she speaks about how she painstakingly learned how to apply "the mask" so no one will stare or ask questions. What is so aspiring is that she came to realize that she is not alone and people can and will accept her when she lets them see her without makeup. I was unable to put this book down !!! Even if you do not have a pws, you can and will relate to her feelings.Many of her life experiences are very familiar to those who do not have a pws. It also gives you hope to know that she is a successful business woman that has risen above all the negativity that she has experienced. Highly recommended.
Saimath
Joie Davidow has touched all us who deal with looking different!
Her brave words have set us all soaring!
I read this book in one sitting! As soon as I could get it away from my wife! I couldn't put it down! I kept cheering Joie on, applauding her success and crying over her hardships.
People of unique appearance will cheer after reading this and folks who must get through life looking normal will find so much to enjoy as well! ;) Just a fine book! Well done Joie!
Naa
I thought, sometimes, that this memoir got long winded--but I stuck with it and finished it. I think the beginning and the end were the best parts of this book. I had picked up this book years ago--got rid of it, I believe, and not too long ago bought it on Amazon's Marketplace. I have also looked up the author on google and found out that Joie has a web page..that offers support to people that have port wine stains--as she does.
artman
This is a good book but there is absolutely no warning that there is any Adult content included in the book. It was not neccessary to tell us this info. My daughter was born with a birthmark on her face and I was looking for books about adults or older children living with birthmarks and how it may have hindered their life. Not something I would reccommend to others.
Andromajurus
Who would imagine that a memoir about a rare form of birthmark commonly referred to as a "port wine" mark would be impossible to put down? Joie Davidow's lover during college chose her over a "certified genius" girlfriend from his hometown. Joie Davidow may not be "certified," but she certainly demonstrates creative genius. In writing about the stigma of growing up with a dark purple "handprint" over half her face, Ms. Davidow also manages to mirror the larger "print" of civilization and its consideration of who passes the "test" for perfection. For example, Ms. Davidow, then a young teen who hates being asked, "What happened to you?" asks an elderly woman why she has a number tatooed onto her arm. The book tells about growing up Jewish in a small mostly non-Jewish town where one isn't to make a "big deal" over anything, including the purple mark; what this means is that she is not to show her feelings about anything. When she first falls in love, her father makes that a very big deal. He (...) stops speaking to his young and rather innocent daughter (other than to insult her), another "mark for life" in terms of her relationships with men. Her training as a singer is also fascinating. If all of this sounds rather heavy and intense, the reader should know that Ms. Davidow has a wonderful and subtle sense of humor. Her writing sings.
great ant
Up there with the best of biographies and memoirs that I have read over the years. Once I picked it up, I couldn't put it down.
Joie's "mark" is a metaphor for any handicap, ailment, visible or not that one needs to overcome to live a full life. An inspiring story that would also be an important addition to any school reading list.
I highly recommend it to any adult needing a boost. The surprisingly upbeat story is about a determined, brave, talented and dynamic young woman who can inspire anyone to find a way to pursue their dreams.
Marked For Life is "about" a stigma as much as Moby Dick is about a whale; it is surely the central problem, but it is the journey wherein lies the story. The body and its frailties, its betrayals, and its reflection, for better or worse, on our selves is everyone's existential lot, and the pathos in the narrative both gives one perspective, and becomes a real life metaphor for the paradoxes we all live; experiencing pleasure and creative expression through our physical beings while conversely being confined, by gender, appearance, and longings that both drive us and make us want to scream to the void: "I am not this body!"
The "mark" has even broader implications as the author searches for ways to conceal as well as integrate the "problem" as she grows, reflected in the myriad ways the mark is gazed by different people in her life, parents, doctors, lovers and society itself over time and personal growth. The greatest irony of the story is that Ms Davidow is actually quite beautiful, as well as brilliant, but it is the refrain of the book:"If I had been born in another time, another place..." which reminds us of the fragility that physicality burdens us with, and how lucky we are to be here now.