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Ugly My Memoir

Author : Robert Hoge
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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.

My Bipolar Memoir of Poetry and Hope

Author : Susan Walz
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My memoir shares my story of what it's like to live, survive and eventually thrive with Bipolar 1 Disorder. Through my unique and creative approach of using poetry and prose, I take the reader with me on my journey full of pain, sorrows, losses, suicide attempts, homelessness, the ups and downs of bipolar and how I learned how to cope, reached recovery and became a bipolar survivor. My journey shows my strength and perseverance to overcome many obstacles and struggles and is full of hope, love, inspiration and my faith in God. My collection of poetry and prose express my pain, sorrow, courage, resiliency, inspiration and hope, all at the same time. Honestly and openly, I share my deep and most inner thoughts in a manner that lets the reader enter inside my mind showing what it's like to live with bipolar, which can be very sad, lonely and painful, but can also be a very positive life full of hope, love and the joy of living and survival. I hope my book will inspire and give hope to everyone that reads it.

One Year of Ugly

Author : Caroline Mackenzie
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A fun, fresh, timely debut novel about the uproarious adventures that befall the Palacio family during their disastrous illegal residence in Trinidad that poignantly captures the complexities of dysfunctional families and passionate (but sometimes messy) romance. After fleeing crumbling, volatile Venezuela, Yola Palacio wants nothing more than to settle into a peaceful new life in Trinidad with her family. And who cares if they’re there illegally—aren’t most of the people on the island? But life for the Palacios is far from quiet—and when Yola’s Aunt Celia dies, the family once again find their lives turned upside down. For Celia had been keeping a very big secret—she owed a LOT of money to a local criminal called Ugly. And without the funds to pay him off, Ugly has the entire family do his bidding until Celia’s debt is settled. What Ugly says, the Palacios do, otherwise the circumstances are too dreadful to imagine. To say that the year that follows is tumultuous for the Palacios is an understatement. But in the midst of the turmoil appears Roman—Ugly’s distractingly gorgeous right-hand man. And although she knows it’s terrible and quite possibly dangerous, Yola just can’t help but give in to the attraction. Where, though, do Roman’s loyalties lie? And could this wildly inappropriate romance just be the antidote to a terrible year of Ugly? Combining the spark of Junot Diaz with the irresistible wit of Maria Semple, One Year of Ugly brilliantly explores cross-cultural struggles and assimilation from a unique immigrant perspective and introduces us to an extraordinary new voice in contemporary fiction.

Climbing the Broken Stairs a memoir

Author : Frieda A Adkins
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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.

Remembering Strawberry Fields A Memoir

Author : Mary E. Matury Gibson
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Mary E. Matury Gibson's debut memoir depicts the life of a first-generation American coming of age in a small rural town. In a world before the Beatles and the computer age life was very different. It was a time of innocence before history would form us and affect us in ways we could have never imagined.

The Pretty Ugly Truth About My Face

Author : Donna M. Gillis
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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.

Beauty Before Comfort A Memoir Text Only

Author : Allison Glock
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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.

Memoir of Henry Fielding by Thomas Roscoe Tom Jones

Author : Henry Fielding
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Boswelliana the commonplace book of J Boswell with a memoir and annotations by C Rogers

Author : James Boswell
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Poetical Works with a Memoir

Author : William Cowper
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Ugly

Author : Robert Hoge
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Robert Hoge was born with a tumor in the middle of his face and short, twisted legs. This poignant memoir about overcoming bullying and thriving with disabilities shows that what makes us ''ugly'' also makes us who we are. From PW's starred review: ''Unique and universal.''

A MEMOIR

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Life and Works Alfred Lord Tennyson a memoir by his son

Author : Alfred Tennyson Baron Tennyson
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HIV AIDS Memoir

Author : Matt Moovas
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Preface Introduction Memoir List of works Birth Breach of promise Caste David Garrick Dreams Home Ladies battle M P

Author : Thomas William Robertson
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Glimmers of Hope Memoir of a Volunteer in Zambia

Author : Mark Burke
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The true story of a London schoolteacher, who, tired of the rat race and brooding over a failed relationship, uproots and volunteers to teach in rural Africa for two years. Sent to the Republic of Zambia with a remit to teach maths, HIV and Gender awareness, he finds eager pupils struggling in a tough environment. In between battling snakes, stomach bugs and death-defying bus journeys , Mark finds both hope in unusual places, and corruption where he least expects. This memoir is both a recollection of his more vivid memories of eastern province, and his reflections on problems in Zambia and their possible causes. It is also a useful study of the physical and psychological challenges that a volunteer may face in Africa.

Glimmers of Hope Memoir of a Volunteer in Africa

Author : Mark Burke
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The true story of a London schoolteacher, who, tired of the rat race and brooding over a failed relationship, uproots and volunteers to teach in rural Africa for two years. Sent to the Republic of Zambia with a remit to teach maths, HIV and Gender awareness, he finds both hope in unusual places, and corruption where he least expects. This memoir is both a recollection of his more vivid memories of eastern province, and his reflections on problems in Zambia and their possible causes. It is also a useful study of the physical and psychological challenges that a volunteer may face in Africa.

Memoir of Norman Macleod

Author : Donald Macleod
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Memoir of Norman Macleod D D

Author : Donald Macleod
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A Memoir of Charles Mordaunt

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