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Somebody's Daughter: A Memoir by [Ashley C. Ford]

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Ashley C. Ford is a writer, host, and educator who lives in Indianapolis, Indiana with her husband, poet and fiction writer Kelly Stacy, and their chocolate lab Astro Renegade Ford-Stacy. Ford is the former host of The Chronicles of Now podcast, co-host of The HBO companion podcast Lovecraft Country Radio, seasons one & three of MasterCard’s Fortune Favors The Bold, as well as the video interview series PROFILE by BuzzFeed News, and Brooklyn-based news & culture TV show, 112BK.

She was also the host of the first season of Audible's literary interview series,
Authorized. She has been named among Forbes Magazine's 30 Under 30 in Media (2017), Brooklyn Magazine's Brooklyn 100 (2016), Time Out New York's New Yorkers of The Year (2017), and Variety’s New Power of New York (2019).

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This memoir opens with Ford, who is Black, learning that her father was being released after more than 20 years in prison. From there the time line reverts to Ford's earliest memory, at four years old, and proceeds chronologically. Her childhood was dominated by a contentious relationship with a mother who, at her best, is loving and supportive and, at her worst, loud, angry, and abusive. Ford learned that a cousin was sexually assaulted by another family member and later became the victim of rape herself. Her inner turmoil only grows when she finds out that her father raped two women. In high school, Ford met Brett, her first boyfriend, with whom she experienced love and a consensual, healthy relationship. She began to consider college a real possibility and made it to Ball State. There she finally experienced a stable living situation, until her relationship with Brett imploded in an unexpected fashion. In spite of this, she perseveres. Ford writes her story in a genuine and nonjudgmental way. It would be easy to blame those in her life who wronged her, yet she presents every person as a well-rounded individual with positive attributes in addition to their flaws. The story is ultimately positive-a story of resiliency, and reconciliation. VERDICT This quietly moving memoir's frank discussions of family and forgiveness make it an essential purchase for teens mature enough to tackle the subject matter.-Mary Kamela, Kenmore West High Sch., Buffalo, NYα(c) Copyright 2011. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted. --This text refers to the hardcover edition.

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  • ASIN ‏ : ‎ B08FGSQYND
  • Publisher ‏ : ‎ Flatiron Books: An Oprah Book (June 1, 2021)
  • Publication date ‏ : ‎ June 1, 2021
  • Language ‏ : ‎ English
  • File size ‏ : ‎ 2472 KB
  • Text-to-Speech ‏ : ‎ Enabled
  • Screen Reader ‏ : ‎ Supported
  • Enhanced typesetting ‏ : ‎ Enabled
  • X-Ray ‏ : ‎ Enabled
  • Word Wise ‏ : ‎ Enabled
  • Print length ‏ : ‎ 221 pages
  • Lending ‏ : ‎ Not Enabled
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Ashley C. Ford is the author of the forthcoming memoir, Somebody’s Daughter, which will be published by Flatiron Books on June 1, 2021. Ford is the former host of The Chronicles of Now podcast, co-host of The HBO companion podcast Lovecraft Country Radio, seasons one & three of MasterCard’s Fortune Favors The Bold, as well as the video interview series PROFILE by BuzzFeed News, and Brooklyn-based news & culture TV show, 112BK. She currently lives in Indianapolis, Indiana with her husband, poet and fiction writer Kelly Stacy, and their chocolate lab Astro Renegade Ford-Stacy.

Ford has written or guest-edited for The Guardian, ELLE Magazine, BuzzFeed, OUT Magazine, Mailchimp Presents, Slate, Teen Vogue, New York Magazine, Allure, Marie Claire, The New York Times, Netflix Queue, Domino, Cup of Jo, and various other web and print publications. She's taught creative nonfiction writing at The New School and Catapult.Co, and had her work listed among Longform & Longread's Best of 2017.

While working as an executive for Matter Studios, Ford focused on developing web series and documentaries. She was also the host of the first season of Audible's literary interview series, Authorized. She has been named among Forbes Magazine's 30 Under 30 in Media (2017), Brooklyn Magazine's Brooklyn 100 (2016), Time Out New York's New Yorkers of The Year (2017), and Variety’s New Power of New York (2019).

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All i have to say is WOW! This book is a memoir and honestly it didn’t feel like one, it was just beautifully written and just flowed. I could picture every detail that was written, i felt the heart breaks , the fear, the anxiety. I felt as if i was in the book. This has to be one of my favorite memoirs that i have ever read. The book is just a treasure and Ashley’s story is inspiring and incredible
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