Somebody's Daughter by Ashley C. Ford audiobook

Somebody's Daughter: A Memoir

By Ashley C. Ford
Read by Ashley C. Ford

Macmillan Audio 9781250305978

Unabridged

Format : Library CD (In Stock)
  • ISBN: 9781250804099

  • ISBN: 9781250804099

Category: Nonfiction/Biography
Audience: Adult
Language: English

Summary

Summary

A New York Times bestseller

An Amazon Editor’s Top Pick

A New York Times Book Review Editor’s Choice of the Week

This program is read by the author and includes a bonus conversation between the author and Clint Smith.

One of the most prominent voices of her generation debuts with an extraordinarily powerful memoir: the story of a childhood defined by the looming absence of her incarcerated father.

Through poverty, adolescence, and a fraught relationship with her mother, Ashley Ford wishes she could turn to her father for hope and encouragement. There are just a few problems: he’s in prison, and she doesn’t know what he did to end up there. She doesn’t know how to deal with the incessant worries that keep her up at night or how to handle the changes in her body that draw unwanted attention from men.

In her search for unconditional love, Ashley begins dating a boy her mother hates. When the relationship turns sour, he assaults her. Still reeling from the rape, which she keeps secret from her family, Ashley desperately searches for meaning in the chaos. Then, her grandmother reveals the truth about her father’s incarceration—and Ashley’s entire world is turned upside down.

Somebody’s Daughter steps into the world of growing up a poor Black girl in Indiana with a family fragmented by incarceration, exploring how isolating and complex such a childhood can be. As Ashley battles her body and her environment, she embarks on a powerful journey to find the threads between who she is and what she was born into and the complicated familial love that often binds them

A Macmillan Audio production from Flatiron Books

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“There are no neat solutions, only honest ones. In showing that, this empathetic and sharply written memoir shines.” PopSugar
“This remarkable, heart-wrenching story of loss, hardship, and self-acceptance astounds.” Publishers Weekly (starred review)
“Her understanding that the ones we love are imperfect crafts a shining star for the reader to follow.”  San Francisco Chronicle
“The heart-wrenching yet equally witty and wondrous story of how Ford came through the fire and emerged triumphant, as her own unapologetic, Black-girl self.”  New York Times
“A classic in the making. The writing is so richly observed and so suffused with love and yearning that I kept forgetting to breathe while reading it.” John Green, New York Times bestselling author
“So clear, sharp, and smooth that the reader sees, in vivid focus, Ford’s complicated childhood, brilliant mind, and golden heart.” Glennon Doyle, #1 New York Times bestselling author

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Author Bio: Ashley C. Ford

Author Bio: Ashley C. Ford

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Details

Details

Available Formats : CD, Library CD
Category: Nonfiction/Biography
Audience: Adult
Language: English