Ugly

It is also the story of an extraordinary person living an ordinary life, which is perhaps his greatest achievement of all. 'If Robert Hoge reckons he belongs to the Ugly Club, then ?ugly? must mean humour and courage, love and decency.

Author: Robert Hoge

Publisher:

ISBN: 0733630162

Category: Abnormalities, Human

Page: 293

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Home for the Hoges was a bayside suburb of Brisbane. Robert s parents, Mary and Vince, knew that his life would be difficult, but they were determined to give him a typical Australian childhood. So along with the regular, gruelling and often dangerous operations that made medical history and gradually improved Robert s life, there were bad haircuts, visits to the local pool, school camps and dreams of summer sports. Ugly is Robert s account of his life, from the time of his birth to the arrival of his own daughter. It is a story of how the love and support of his family helped him to overcome incredible hardships. It is also the story of an extraordinary person living an ordinary life, which is perhaps his greatest achievement of all.

Ugly My Memoir

"If Robert Hoge reckons he belongs to the Ugly Club, then "ugly” must mean humour and courage, love and decency." WILLIAM MCINNES. ugly. my memoir - - - ugly my memoir ROBERT HOGE [H]hachette. Front Cover.

Author: Robert Hoge

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 9780733630316

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 304

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The unique and inspiring story of a boy born with the odds against him and the family whose love and support helped him overcome incredible hardships. Robert Hoge was born with a giant tumour on his forehead, severely distorted facial features and legs that were twisted and useless. His mother refused to look at her son, let alone bring him home. But home he went, to a life that, against the odds, was filled with joy, optimism and boyhood naughtiness. Home for the Hoges was a bayside suburb of Brisbane. Robert's parents, Mary and Vince, knew that his life would be difficult, but they were determined to give him a typical Australian childhood. So along with the regular, gruelling and often dangerous operations that made medical history and gradually improved Robert's life, there were bad haircuts, visits to the local pool, school camps and dreams of summer sports. Ugly is Robert's account of that life, from the time of his birth to the arrival of his own daughter. It is a story of how the love and support of his family helped him to overcome incredible hardships. It is also the story of an extraordinary person living an ordinary life, which is perhaps his greatest achievement of all. 'There is much to be learned from this ugly man whose spirit is truly beautiful' - Saturday Age 'This is an incredible life story that will no doubt attract much publicity and discussion about beauty, ugliness and how we value ourselves' - Australian Bookseller + Publisher 'If Robert Hoge reckons he belongs to the Ugly Club, then "ugly" must mean humour and courage, love and decency' - William McInnes '[A] frank, wry and funny memoir...' - Sunday Age 'This fabulous easy-to-read tale is a treasure for anyone who has ever given their looks a second thought. Ugly offers a bracing perspective on life, love and the real definition of beauty. - Good Reading Author Biography Robert Hoge has worked as a journalist, a speechwriter, a science communicator for the CSIRO and a political advisor to the former Queensland Premier and Deputy Premier. He has had numerous short stories, articles, interviews and other works published in Australia and overseas. He also enjoys photography, and is interested in disability advocacy and social engagement. While he never went far with his professional lawn bowls career, Robert did carry the Olympic torch in 2000. He is married and lives in Brisbane. He has an eleven-year-old daughter who thinks his Olympic torch would make a really great cricket bat.

Climbing the Broken Stairs a memoir

Yet, these things were not what made his hands ugly...it was what he used them for...to hold me down, to hold me in place. Then he showed me how ugly my own hands could be.... “We can pretend it's a game,” he insisted.

Author: Frieda A Adkins

Publisher: Lulu.com

ISBN: 9781304996176

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 426

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Frieda Annette Brown grew up in the inner city of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. She and her five brothers were the illegitimate offspring of Hetty Anna Brown, a wayward and promiscuous soul with a lustful, reckless spirit and a heartless neglect for the welfare of her children. Hetty's willful abandonment left her six children susceptible to the harsh and unforgiving elements and predators of their urban streets. Frieda was seven when her nightmares began. Forced to bear the burdens of numerous aggressors, the child would endure a lonely battle to overcome child abuse, of which most occurred within the families. The climb to overcome the trials and tribulations that plagued her life was unimaginable, as Frieda struggled to maintain belief that a better life was possible, if she could first break free from this dysfunctional environment. Climbing the Broken Stairs, is an inspiring true-life journey of determination, and an inspiring and personal testament to the mercy, power, and glory of God.

Notes from the Element a Memoir

“Green would have been ugly!” My sister-in-law hates green. And that is our relationship. We love each other and miss one another and swap affection and gentle jibes at one another, and have nothing in common.

Author: Roger E. Taylor

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 9780595444571

Category: Travel

Page: 252

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When eighth-grade schoolteacher Roger Taylor turned forty, he decided to invest in a new set of wheels-a Honda Element, not the type of car you might expect from a man in a midlife crisis. But the car was just the catalyst for Taylor's real midlife adventure: a journey across North America and back again. In this unique portrait of a great American road trip, Taylor describes the breathtaking scenery, vivid experiences, and personal insights that framed his journey of self-discovery in the summer of 2003. From amusing stories of teachers camping in the Sierra Nevada Mountains, to an encounter with armadillos in Texas and a never-ending hike on the Appalachian Trail, Taylor reflects on somber moments within the still, serene places of the natural world and shares fascinating historical details about some of the most memorable tourist sites on the continent. His insights will lead you to appreciate the power of nature, the beauty of North America, and the value of reconnecting with family and self.

The Breast is History An Intimate Memoir of Breast Cancer

down my chest. The bra in which this fake must be contained is so ugly my clothing choices are limited. It is also incredibly annoying when I am in a hurry and cannot locate the prosthesis. (As I have already said, I have been known to ...

Author: Bronwyn Hope

Publisher: CCB Publishing

ISBN: 9781771431897

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 299

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In 2011 writer and mother of two, Bronwyn Hope is diagnosed with early stage breast cancer. Encouraged by a friend, she begins an online blog in which she faithfully diarises the days that follow, graphically chronicling the details of even her darkest days as they happen. Her reflections are controlled yet raw and immediate, comprising a mix of honesty and humor that will have you by turns laughing out loud, or crying. Over an 18-month period, Bronwyn propels her readers on a journey that will deliver to her some of life’s greatest blows and most uplifting moments. Along the way she shares intimate accounts of her life, her family and friends, and the challenges, both common and uncommon, of a breast cancer survivor. The Breast is History is that rare book that will delight and move readers at the same time as demystifying the experience of millions of women with breast cancer.

Beauty Before Comfort A Memoir Text Only

This history was not lost on my grandmother. Aneita Jean Blair was born at the foot of her mother's bed on September 30, 1920. “I was born ugly,” my grandmother says. This is a lie, but it is a he she believes.

Author: Allison Glock

Publisher: HarperCollins UK

ISBN: 9780007455461

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 224

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A beautiful and touching memoir of Allison Glock’s grandmother, this is both an extraordinary portrait of a truly remarkable woman and a engaging history of 20th century Appalachia.

My Miscellanies

Such were the circumstances under which the subject of this Memoir was introduced to the joys and sorrows of mortal existence . II . ... It two men ; handsome or ugly : my impression is MEMOIRS OF AN ADOPTED SON . 219.

Author: Wilkie Collins

Publisher:

ISBN: STANFORD:36105009578019

Category:

Page: 426

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A MEMOIR

me more towards the bars I beheld a grim looking man there ready to help me out , but he looked so ugly I shrank away ... In less than a minute I was in delightful company , and clothed in white from head to foot , like my companions ...

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ISBN: OXFORD:600018209

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Ugly

This is the true story of how he embraced his circumstances and never let his "ugly" stop him from focusing on what truly mattered."--

Author: Robert Hoge

Publisher:

ISBN: 0733633943

Category: Abnormalities, Human

Page: 304

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Robert Hoge was born with a giant tumour on his forehead, severely distorted facial features and legs that were twisted and useless. His mother refused to look at her son, let alone bring him home. But home he went, to a life that, against the odds, was filled with joy, optimism and boyhood naughtiness. Home for the Hoges was a bayside suburb of Brisbane. Robert's parents, Mary and Vince, knew that his life would be difficult, but they were determined to give him a typical Australian childhood. So along with the regular, gruelling and often dangerous operations that made medical history and gradually improved Robert's life, there were bad haircuts, visits to the local pool, school camps and dreams of summer sports. UGLY is Robert's account of that life, from the time of his birth to the arrival of his own daughter. It is a story of how the love and support of his family helped him to overcome incredible hardships. It is also the story of an extraordinary person living an ordinary life, which is perhaps his greatest achievement of all.

Into the Shadows An Illustrated Memoir of Brain Injury

emergency reception, I obtained an accurate diagnosis and immediate life support leading up to my brain surgery. ALL. THE. UGLY. DETAILS. The neurosurgeon, Dr. Sinclair, assessed me prior to surgery and described to my family in detail ...

Author: Krista J. Breithaupt

Publisher: FriesenPress

ISBN: 9781460265697

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 256

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Into the Shadows is a story of survival and recovery from a traumatic brain injury. Dr. Krista Breithaupt was enjoying a family vacation when she suffered an aneurism that left her hospitalized for months. This book is an account of brain injury and her long journey of renewal, rediscovery, and growth. This story lends special insight and an intimate voice to a very common but misunderstood condition which changes the lives of the sufferer and those who care for her. Into the Shadows is a touching true story that will inspire the reader to examine their own sense of self and the strength we draw from the habits of life, work, and love that define us.

The Pretty Ugly Truth About My Face

"The Pretty Ugly Truth about My Face" is a tart, moving, and eye-opening story that casts a powerful light on what a woman might do to look and feel better.

Author: Donna M. Gillis

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 1462021174

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 160

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On the day she received what would be the second pink slip in her career, forty-something Donna Gillis found herself single, jobless, broke, and just about broken. Feeling as if her promising future had never arrived, Donna took a long look back at her life. As she tried to figure out how her dream slipped by, while everything else went wrong, she realized that her face-her very flawed face-had become her life. In a society that is consumed with appearance, Donna's face has been through a lot. With refreshing honesty and wit, Donna chronicles how, for decades, she struggled to live and love with her appearance. Her journey to the truth leads her from the day she first wanted to disappear in seventh grade to entering a makeover contest on the television show Live! with Regis & Kathie Lee-which, much to her surprise, she wins. As she stands behind the curtains of the set, Donna wonders if opening them could be the biggest mistake of her life. "The Pretty Ugly Truth about My Face" is a tart, moving, and eye-opening story that casts a powerful light on what a woman might do to look and feel better. A memoir about vanity, relationships, self-acceptance, cosmetic surgery...and acne, it is also a story about the need for love, and finding the most unexpected one in the end.

Contemporary American Memoirs in Action

After cancer surgery, she was no longer Lucy but instead the girl with the ugly face, someone unlovable: “I was my face, I was ugliness” (7). Grealy was particularly vulnerable to this way of thinking about herself because she was an ...

Author: Jane Danielewicz

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9783319696027

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 135

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This book analyzes a collection of literary memoirs to demonstrate how this genre is an avenue for participation in public life. Writers are repurposing the memoir, a genre known for its personal and expressive function, to engage in debate and serve political goals. The chapters provide case studies for memoir as social action that effects change by looking at the writing of Joan Didion, John Edgar Wideman, James McBride, M. Elaine Mar, Janisse Ray, Lucy Grealy, and Ann Patchett. Drawing on theories of genre and agency, Danielewicz asserts how these writers are acting pragmatically. Memoirs contribute to democratic society by offering solutions, creating new knowledge, revealing social trends, bringing issues to light, creating empathy and connection, and changing public opinion.

Legally Omitted

If this little memoir gets published, what's to be said of my ugly ass then by those that thought so little of my outward appearance. See ya on the other side of la vida loca! I think just a minute ago, I was getting outta highschool ...

Author: C.F. Thomas

Publisher: Page Publishing Inc

ISBN: 9781681394558

Category: Fiction

Page: 182

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Secrets of a Fortune Cookie

A Memoir Vanessa S. Yang. I realized as I grew older that, because she kept harping on myugly" Asian features, I started to develop a distaste for Asians. Every time I saw an Asian on the street with squinty eyes and a flat nose, ...

Author: Vanessa S. Yang

Publisher: BalboaPress

ISBN: 1452503486

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 386

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What constitutes a “good parent,” and when do they go too far? We often hear stereotypes associated with strict Asian parenting, and yet, although the accreditations on paper are known to many, still we find ourselves wondering, “But at what costs?” Secrets of a Fortune Cookie: A Memoir describes the harrowing journey of author Vanessa Yang, a young woman of Chinese descent, who was born in Singapore and educated in schools across the globe. She experienced a traditional Asian-style upbringing, with no consideration to social development. As a strictly raised Chinese Singaporean expatriate student in international schools, she was also influenced by her friends and peers—and their Western ideals. Her mother’s relentless Eastern upbringing, dominated by an isolated focus on academics alone, was not a productive fit to a teenager’s growing desires to fit in and find encouragement and love. These disparate experiences and lifestyles were the seeds of her vicious teen rebellion against everything her parents honored, and it was these acts of defiance that ultimately climaxed her insecurities. Satirically funny and heartrending by turns, her story of independent self-discovery brings to light, the aptly pondered detriments of the causes and consequences of stereotypical Asian-style parenting. In the end, the clash of cultures she and her sisters faced drove her to resort to drastic measures in order to find the love and confidence she never received at home. A remarkable memoir with valuable life lessons, Secrets of a Fortune Cookie offers an inspiring look at a young woman’s turbulent past.

God I m Ugly

However, there are a couple exceptions. In somewhat chronological order, after first describing the seminal events leading to this book, the memories forming the mangled mosaic of my deranged thoughts, and deeds, will be recounted.

Author: Perry Welsh

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 1986822265

Category:

Page: 230

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In my mind, I have always been ugly. Even when I look back at old childhood photos and realize that I looked kind of cute at times, I certainly never felt that way. Somehow it was branded on my soul that everyone else was prettier than me, and from that, I strangely concluded inherently superior. I don't know why I felt that way - only that I did. It seems that God not only struck me with a cruel case of ugly but also cursed me with the inability to deny it. If I had rock star talent, girls wouldn't dwell on my mug, but since I don't, they can't seem to dwell on anything but. However, there are a couple exceptions. In somewhat chronological order, after first describing the seminal events leading to this book, the memories forming the mangled mosaic of my deranged thoughts, and deeds, will be recounted. From the perspective of a mind operating amidst a thick cloud of profound insecurity and pathos, I offer you the re-telling of a life inspired by the power of ugly, but ultimately fulfilled by unconditional love.

The Wishing Year

A House, a Man, My Soul A Memoir of Fulfilled Desire Noelle Oxenhandler. Though the skin has healed over, it's dark and raised up like a little cushion on each hand. She sees me see them and says, “Very ugly. My hands are very ugly.

Author: Noelle Oxenhandler

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 9781588367136

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 304

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One New Year’s Day, Noelle Oxenhandler took stock of her life and found that she was alone after a long marriage, seemingly doomed to perpetual house rental and separated from the spiritual community that once had sustained her. With little left to lose, she launched a year’s experiment in desire, forcing herself to take the plunge and try the path of Putting It Out There. It wasn’t easy. A skeptic at heart, and a practicing Buddhist as well, Oxenhandler had grown up with a strong aversion to mixing spiritual and earthly matters. Still, she suspended her doubts and went for it all: a new love, a healed soul, and the 2RBD/1.5 BA of her dreams. Thus began her initiation into the art of wishing brazenly. In this charming, compelling, and ultimately joyful book, Oxenhandler records a journey that is at once comic and poignant, light and dark, earthy and spiritual. Along the way she wonders: Does wishing have power? Is there danger in wishing? Are some wishes more worthy than others? And what about the ancient link between suffering and desire? To answer her questions, she delves into the history of wishing, from the rain dance and deer song of primeval magic to modern beliefs about mind over matter, prosperity consciousness, and the law of attraction. As the months go by, Oxenhandler is humbled to discover the courage it takes to make a wish and thus open oneself to the unknown. She is surprised when her experiment expands to include other people and other places in ways she never imagined. But most of all, she is amazed to find that there is, indeed, both power and danger in the act of wishing. For soon her wishes begin to come true–in ways that meet, subvert, and overflow her expectations. And what started as a year’s dare turns into a way of life. A delightfully candid memoir, unfettered, poetic, and ripe with discovery, Oxenhandler’s journey into the art and soul of wishing will inspire even the most skeptical reader to search the skies for the next shooting star. Praise for THE WISHING YEAR "This is a wonderful book, full of wisdom gleaned from a year of Noelle Oxenhandler's daring to embrace what she had previously denied herself--her own personal wishes. I highly recommend The Wishing Year for anyone wanting to learn more about what life has to offer when we pay attention to our heart's desires." –Sarah Susanka, author of The Not So Big Life "Do you want to know how wishes come true? Then read The Wishing Year. It's a book that beautifully illuminates the art and mystery of wishing--and it does so in a way that is inspiring, funny, serious, honest, heartfelt, and irresistibly readable." –Jack Kornfield, author of After the Ecstasy, the Laundry "The Wishing Year is an elegant exploration of the way thought shapes reality. Writing with great personal honesty and candor, Noelle Oxenhandler's exhilarating prose takes us deep into the pain and glory of being human." –Mark Epstein, M.D., author of Open to Desire “Oxenhandler's new book makes it okay to be a smart, sophisticated grow-up who also believes in magic. She dives beneath the new age veneer and deconstructs how wishes really come true.” –Susan Piver, author of How Not to Be Afraid of Your Own Life

Memoir of sir Patrick Dun

... or Dun , whose only crime , in all probability , was that she was old and ugly , was paternal grandmother to Principal Dun , and , therefore ... Note G. , p . xii . b See Charter of Charles II . , in my Memoir of Dr. Stearne , p .

Author: Thomas Waugh Belcher

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ISBN: OXFORD:600022296

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A Matter of Words 21 Short Stories

Memoir. of. Abby. Snow. Kim. Loraine. 175 Okay, let's start this memoir off right. My name is Abigail Snow. ... My head is full of facts, some useful, some not. I am pretty. Not drop dead gorgeous or anything, but I'm not ugly.

Author: Brian Paone

Publisher: Scout Media

ISBN: 9780991309184

Category: Fiction

Page: 313

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From Scout Media comes A Matter of Words—the first volume in an ongoing short story anthology series featuring authors from all over the world. In this first installation, no limits were set on genre, allowing the authors to lead the reader to destinations unknown. From the outer limits of the galaxy to the darkest depths of the ocean, A Matter of Words conquers the struggles of everyday life before revealing the dramatic loss of innocence and disturbing the reader with things that go bump in the night. Whether to be enlightened, entertained, or momentarily caught up in another world, these selections convey the true spirit of the short story.

Memoir of Sir Patrick Dun Knt Including His Will His Deed for Constituting a Professor of Physic and Other Important Records Concerning the Profession of Physic in Ireland Never Before Published

This unfortunate Christian Mitchell , or Dun , whose only crime , in all probability , was that she was old and ugly , was paternal grandmother to Principal Dun ... In D'Olin's book , referred to in my Memoir of Dr. Stearne ( p ...

Author: Thomas Waugh Belcher

Publisher:

ISBN: UIUC:30112044600812

Category: Physicians

Page: 80

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You Don t Have to Say You Love Me

A Memoir Sherman Alexie. After reading an early draft of this chapter, ... I was ugly.” “You weren't ugly,” my friend said. “I have known you for thirty years. And I have seen the photos of you when you were a kid. You were always cute.

Author: Sherman Alexie

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 9780316270762

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 464

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A searing, deeply moving memoir about family, love, loss, and forgiveness from the critically acclaimed, bestselling National Book Award-winning author of The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian. Family relationships are never simple. But Sherman Alexie's bond with his mother Lillian was more complex than most. She plunged her family into chaos with a drinking habit, but shed her addiction when it was on the brink of costing her everything. She survived a violent past, but created an elaborate facade to hide the truth. She selflessly cared for strangers, but was often incapable of showering her children with the affection that they so desperately craved. She wanted a better life for her son, but it was only by leaving her behind that he could hope to achieve it. It's these contradictions that made Lillian Alexie a beautiful, mercurial, abusive, intelligent, complicated, and very human woman. When she passed away, the incongruities that defined his mother shook Sherman and his remembrance of her. Grappling with the haunting ghosts of the past in the wake of loss, he responded the only way he knew how: he wrote. The result is a stunning memoir filled with raw, angry, funny, profane, tender memories of a childhood few can imagine, much less survive. An unflinching and unforgettable remembrance, You Don't Have to Say You Love Me is a powerful, deeply felt account of a complicated relationship.