Beautiful

Beautiful 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 t

  • Title: Beautiful
  • Author: Katie Piper
  • ISBN: 9780091940768
  • Page: 480
  • Format: Paperback
  • 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 BA 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.

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      Published :2019-06-02T21:14:42+00:00

    About “Katie Piper”

    1. Katie Piper

      Kate Elizabeth Katie Piper born 12 October 1983 is a philanthropist, television presenter and former model from Andover, Hampshire in England, UK Piper had hoped to have a full time career in the media, but in March 2008 sulphuric acid was thrown in her face The attack, which blinded Piper in one eye, was arranged by Piper s ex boyfriend, Daniel Lynch, and carried out by an accomplice, Stefan Sylvestre Lynch and Sylvestre were arrested and are serving life sentences in prison for their crimes 1 The attack took place in north London and Piper was treated in Chelsea and Westminster Hospital, where the surgeons removed all the skin from her face before rebuilding it with a skin substitute and then a skin graft The procedure was the first of its kind to be completed in a single operation 2 3 In 2009, Piper chose to give up her anonymity in order to increase awareness about burn victims The Channel 4 documentary Katie My Beautiful Face was first aired on 29 October 2009 as part of the Cutting Edge series it has subsequently been repeated on several occasions, made available for online on demand access, and sold internationally.More recently, Piper has appeared in a follow up series for Channel 4, released a best selling autobiography, and had a regular column in weekly magazine Reveal however, she primarily works for her charitable organisation the Katie Piper Foundation.

    792 thoughts on “Beautiful”

    1. I must admit, I’m not a big fan of books that people deem to be “misery memoirs” (I do not like that term). You know the kind: a parent abused their child/an outside person abused a child/drink addictions/drug addictions/etc. However, there are a few memoirs like that I’ve read. I absolutely loved “Ugly” by Constance Briscoe. It was so honest, so raw and despite being a tough read, I did like it. So when I was emailed about Katie Piper’s memoir I was intrigued. I’d read her story [...]


    2. Katie Piper's memoir of her journey through trauma to triumph is one of the most moving books I have ever read. She is absolutely raw on the page, exposing the darkest and lightest parts of her experience in equal measure and inviting the reader to view her very soul. It must have taken such courage to share herself so completely with the world.But I suppose that's the thing that constantly strikes you about Katie as you read through these pages, her courage. She is tougher and stronger than I t [...]


    3. “I’d never really thought much about God before. Mum and Dad weren’t religious, and I’d never gone to church or read the Bible, but I tried to take some comfort in Alice’s faith. For the first time in my life, I prayed to a God I’d never really believed in. ‘Please help me. Please give me strength. Please show me a way to get through this.’”‘Everything’s going to be okay,’ a voice in my head said. ‘Your journey’s just begun. You’ll get through this.’“For the ver [...]


    4. This book truly inspired me to do something with my life, and be grateful for what I have.Katie is so brave and not in the least self-centred or a 'pity-me' type girl, she describes how shallow she used to be before her evil ex-boyfriend raped her and threw acid in her face, and her transformation afterwards as she learnt to accept what had happened to her, but also do something about it.Her true story made be cry and also made me realise that I want to be like this inspiring women, and if I am [...]


    5. Beautiful is an autobiography of an assault and acid attack survivor Katie Piper. The book is a roller coaster of her emotions, all laid bare to us. About how her life went from being Near-perfect to being her worst nightmare and to being a fulfilling one with a lot of effort and with the support of many many amazing people. The book does justice to its title. It is immensely inspiring and tells us that it's the contents that matter and not the container. That there always be monstrous people in [...]


    6. Traumatic! This was a very difficult book to read, although very readable. I read it with my eyes blurry with tears and tears running down my cheeks at some points. How any so-called human being could do to any other what was done to Katie is almost unimaginable! But she has come through it and is now stronger, an absolute inspiration, and a truly beautiful person both inside and out. She admits in the book that she still has bad days and I'm not surprised, but I'm sure they will get fewer as sh [...]



    7. Fantastic, heart-breaking, inspiring! I could NOT put it down.I was vaguely familiar with Katie Piper's odyssey but after reading a couple of articles on the internet I bought the book. I pronounce this autobiography as the best of its particular type I have ever read.Miss Piper's story is so fantastic that it reads more like a fictional account than something that really happened to a real person. For someone who absolutely relied on her beautiful appearance to make a living in British media, w [...]


    8. A book club choice (the best of a bad bunch), I've been embarrassed to have this on my bedside table in hospital and asked my partner to bring me a "proper" book to restore my literary street cred with the medical team. Beautiful has such a naff cover and font, it's one step down from beach lit kiosk lit? Airport lit? It looks and reads like a 300 page edition of Grazia or another cheap women's magazine containing some woman's tragic but true story. The good thing about reading this coming out o [...]


    9. This is one if the most tragic stories I've ever read. Katie Piper is so brave and inspiring. She tells her horrific story with such grace and honesty admitting just how difficult it was (and at times still is) to deal with how her life has dramatically changed.I was very affected by this book and it opened up my eyes to just how dangerous people can be. I found her story was playing on my mind even when I wasn't reading the book.Katie is a beautiful person inside and out and I urge anyone who r [...]


    10. This book was wonderful. I cried at many parts over the kindness and courage that people showed during such harrowing times. An evil man tried to ruin a beautiful girl's dreams that fateful day but he picked the wrong girl. Katie has a strength and beauty and kindness that even acid cannot touch. Her incredible journey from wannabe to victim to hero is something we need to hear to remind us that we must appreciate our lives now, we must never give up, things do get better and above all: love win [...]


    11. I saw Katie's documentary and have recently watched the series where she was setting up a foundation to help people with facial disfigurement. She was a very pretty girl breaking into modelling and tv presenting when an abusive boyfriend paid someone to throw acid in her face. She went through an horrendous time- but had a consultant who got her the most advanced treatment out and she flew out to other countries for treatment. She wants to make the same sort of treatment available in the UK.


    12. Terrifying and inspirational if not a little too long winded. All in all Katie Piper has been through so much and not only survived but was transformed into a truly lovely person. Beautiful helps to remind all of us to look beyond people's outward appearances.


    13. This book was recommended to me by a friend. Although there were aspects of this story that I found frustrating, it was certainly a page turner.


    14. Inspirational!Not usually a fan of this genre of book (as I’ve stated in many other reviews here) but, in spite of this, I found this book to be quite a satisfying and very inspirational read.All credit to Piper that she was able to reclaim her life and selfhood after becoming victim to a devastating acid attack all cruelly arranged and set up by her evil mess of a boyfriend who had raped her just hours before.It’s when you read books like these that you realise how simply rotten some humans [...]


    15. I have watched both of Katie's documentaries, the second of which 'Katie's Beautiful Friends' really touched me. I read this book in one sitting and I still keep thinking about it. Katie fully admits that before the attack she was into her looks and keeping herself slim. When she describes the attack and her subsequent recovery, it is quite harrowing. She had actually swallowed some of the acid when it was thrown at her and this left her with lots of problems where she found it hard to eat and s [...]


    16. I have always enjoyed reading beautifully written, inspirational books. But 'Beautiful' was different altogether. I did not want to put this book down. Not for a second.As odd as it may seem; Reading books like this give me comfort. It gives me hope that no matter how screwed up our criminal justice system may be, people do pay for the pain they inflict on others. Katie's story has helped me realise that I shouldn't be living the way I am, and that one day I will finally overcome my fears.Beauti [...]


    17. What an awe inspiring book!!This is another book that sat on my shelf for a long time waiting to be read, again I read it as part of the reading challenge I am doing and am glad I did.This book is really harrowing and for me put my life in perspective, I always think my life is over when the most trivial of things happens to me, but the worst thing in the world happened to Katie and she embraced it and turned her life around, I love how you see the gradual growth in Katie as she comes to terms w [...]


    18. I found this by chance in Bali in June last year (2012) and read it with an open heart and mind. What this beautiful girl went through was horrific to say the least yet her courage, compassion for others and her acceptance of what happened, and subsequently her struggle and determination to rebuild her life in such a positive way in order to help others like herself was quite frankly one of the most inspirational books that i have ever read. If any book makes you sit up and take a good gard look [...]


    19. This book was an okay read. It's not bad, but not that amazing it deserves five stars, therefore I gave it three stars


    20. This book was beautiful, as is Katie. In this day and age I didn't think much could still shock me but her story truly has; I thought the attack in the hotel room and the days before the acid attack were even more shocking than the acid attack itself. She is inspiring and strong and a role model for any young woman; I really admire her. The world would be a better place if people idolized people like Katie instead of talentless celebs like Jordan etcI hope Katie's attackers never get released fr [...]


    21. I loved the courage this author showed in telling the story of her attack. At first I thought she was a bit of a twit for letting her attacker bully her into telling him where she was ans what she was wearing, but it was fear that caused that and that showed later in the book. Well done Katie, on healing, not just your face but your soul as well and for giving back to others by sharing your story and through your charity.


    22. Holy moly, I just can't put it into words how much I love Katie Piper, she is an inspiration and such a beautiful soul, she has been through hell and back and still only thinks about helping others. What a fantastic book and was so hard to put down, I highly recommend this book :)


    23. An inspirational story of courage and sheer will to live. I was in awe of how Katie got through each day after such an horrific attack.



    24. Neuveriteľný príbeh.Obdivujem Katie ako to všetko zvládlaja sama neviem či by som bola schopná bojovať a nevzdať to hneď na začiatku.




    25. I think this book for me has touched a part of me, I didn't know I had. I was a bit sceptical at first as I wasn't sure if this book would be too traumatic to read. But it was so honest and beautiful even though it was dark and difficult to read. I found it particularly difficult to read, especially when Katie meets the man that is about to change her world, the only world she knows. But Katie is one of those people who just jumps out at you, she has so much energy and is very forward, she's the [...]


    26. I must admit that I have never been a fan of Katie Piper because it seems she's only every programme everywhere I look and I would then have to turn off the TV when she inevitably appeared. However, I had heard great things about her book so decided to give it a go; I wholeheartedly admit I was far too quick to judge and I was completely wrong. Katie is such a likeable, wonderful person, who has triumphed over such adversity and has gone on to achieve great success. I particularly liked how ther [...]


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