Somebody's Daughter: A Memoir

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Ashley C. Ford, one of the most prominent voices of her generation, debuts with an extraordinarily powerful audiobook memoir: the story of a childhood defined by the looming absence of her incarcerated father.

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Average rating: 6.89

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happeninheidi
Jul 05, 2023
8/10 stars
I finished this book this evening and I’m going to try to sit with it a bit longer. I’ve tried to investigate who Ashley is outside of this book, and why I am certain I’m familiar with her, but keep coming up empty. This memoir was a hard read at times, but definitely a worthwhile reading. BRB, still processing.
Anonymous
Apr 26, 2023
8/10 stars
I really dread rating memoirs, as I generally try to be a nice person and giving somebody's pouring out of heart and soul less than five stars makes me feel like a real jerk.

A couple of things I really loved about this:

• This was well written. Ashley Ford's writing is smooth, inviting, and captivating. I read this book in one day. This was after I had already finished the last half of another book that morning. Dishes sat in the sink. Laundry wa...read more
KellyOtis
Jan 22, 2023
8/10 stars
This was a good, quick read memoir too. I have a copy if anyone wants to read.
Jazzy
Oct 19, 2022
5/10 stars
This memoir is a young girl maturing to a woman. Daughter of a single mother having a string grandmother. The author shares family, education, love and a person coming into herself.
Jboazbooklover
Jul 20, 2022
9/10 stars
Fantastic writing, beautifully told story. I can't wait to discuss this at my next book club. I'm choosing this one!

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