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Beautiful: A beautiful girl. An evil man. One inspiring true story of courage by [Piper, Katie]
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"Katie’s account of her experiences is unflinching, but marked with a deeply impressive dignity and courage."--Daily Mail

"Read Beautiful and 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

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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

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 1121 KB
  • Print Length: 320 pages
  • Publisher: Ebury Digital (17 Feb. 2011)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B004LB5A4A
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  • Screen Reader: Supported
  • Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled
  • Average Customer Review: 4.9 out of 5 stars 632 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #16,118 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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I read this book in a few hours, and found it harrowing, inspirational and even humorous. Katie tells the story of the events leading up to the attack on her so well that even though you know what happened to her, it's still truly shocking to read. What comes across loudly from the book is Katie's sheer determination not to allow the attack to end her life. She never lapses into self-pity, but is honest about the emotional trauma she suffered and it's effects on her family. Through the work of dedicated surgeons and medical staff, and her own feistiness, she's rebuilt a life for herself a million miles from the one she originally craved. It's a really inspirational read, I shed a few tears and I'm a bloke! In a society obsessed with image Katie Piper makes you re- assess how you look at other people, and this tough, beautiful woman restores your faith in human decency. Highly recommended.
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Though the title seems to be more suitable for a lady.. I was very interested in Katie's story after watching the devestating documentary aired a couple of years ago. I'm male...

I'm 50% through this book now, and although I've not finished it, I can tell you it is a must-read. The 'Hotel' scene was frightening. You know when you're a grown man and afraid to go to sleep through fear - this book is a good one. Danny and Stefan don't deserve to live.. I hope prison is a nightmare for both of them.

I'm very eager to read the rest of the book, but have already decided to buy it for my girlfriend and recommend it to anyone. We all have problems, and this terrible incident really puts our lives in perspective. Katie has done an amazing job of not giving up after all she lost, and has been through hell. This books goes to show that the exterior is just a mask. Real beauty lies within us.

Well done Katie. x
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I read this book in one day, like others I just couldn't put it down. Katie's writing has such depth, the way she tells her story is incredible as it must have been so hard for her to put her ordeal down on paper. She gives such insight about her experiences and, though I had already watched her documentary, it was truly shocking to learn details of what those evil creatures put her through and the struggle she has had both physically and emotionally to rebuild her life. Her candid descriptions of the nightmares she endured after her attack chilled me to the bone almost as much as the attacks themselves-she has been through an utterly terrifying ordeal and yet has shown such strength and dignity in rebuilding her life and trying to help others. This is a book that shows both the best and worst of human nature-I was sickened at her attackers and the fact that they have shown no remorse and I was saddened to read of some people's crass insensitivity and ignorance during her recovery. Yet Katie herself shines through as a wonderful person, as do her loving family and friends and, above all, her amazing surgeon-his talent, dedication and caring nature are truly inspirational. I think everyone should read this book as it really does show the triumph of the human spirit in the face of evil and adversity. I wish Katie every success in developing the Katie Piper Foundation, she is a beautiful person both inside and out.
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This was the first book I have read on my Kindle and I chose it as I think Katie is an amazing woman and she gives me hope for my sons future.

I could not stop reading Katie's book, I have been following all her documentaries and regularly read her website.

This book is written from the heart and made me cry at times but by the end I was filled with awe and an overwhelming feeling that this inspirational woman will truly make a difference in the world.
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What a fantastic story, all about who she was and who she ending up being. What an amazing woman, just oozing courage from every ounce of her being. It beggars belief how someone could do something like that to another person, especially on the say so of a scumbag like Danny. I never thought of Katie a victim I always thought of her as a fighter.
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This book was so humbling to read. Katie writes with amazing candour...she truly is an inspiration to others. Her courage, bravery and determination really shine through her writing. Her style is so selfless...she does not ask for pity but bravely shoulders on after the horrific ordeal she suffers. Her writing at times moved me to tears ...she documents honestly all the trials and treatment which she faces after the attack.

Katie comes across as such a warm individual...I really enjoyed this book and wish her all the best for her future. I could not put this book down. How she has come through her ordeal is a tribute to her spirit and courage. She is truly an amazing individual. x
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I just couldn’t put this book down. I really like and admire Katie Piper; she always comes across as really nice and very sweet on TV. I only knew a bit about her and in her book you learn so much more and you just have to marvel at it all, everything she's been through. Yet she's so unassuming and just wants to help others all she can. I've wanted to read her story for a while-it was amazing and she is amazing. She couldn’t have done this book any better in my opinion: In her TV documentaries, her narration keeps my interest throughout the whole programme and it was the same in this book for me-it never faltered or had any unnecessary ‘filling-it-out-material’. It was just as though she was having a friendly chat with you, telling you what happened. Now she is beautiful through and through, inside and out, as the saying goes, real beauty isn't only skin deep. She has grown far more as a person, she has learned many life lessons, and she values her family and friends more. She is now probably more famous than she could have ever imagined. No way should this attack ever have happened to her, but, as some people have said to her, there is always a reason behind things like this occurring. This is an incredibly gripping account of a horrific attack on a beautiful young woman. Her main priority at the time is her beauty and looking good. Then all that is gone. Her life changes forever. We learn of her countless operations to fix her broken body, skin grafts, surgeries-not just on the obvious places, her skin wasn't the only area affected. It's been a long, hard road to recovery for Katie Piper and her book is an excellent, conversational, moving and memorable read which will stay with you long after finishing it.
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