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Ugly: My Memoir By Robert Hoge

Ugly: My Memoir

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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.

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Ugly: My Memoir: The Australian bestseller by Robert Hoge

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.

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Ugly: My Memoir Reviews


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

About Robert Hoge


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, disability advocacy and social engagement. While he never got far with his professional lawn bowls career, Robert did carry the Olympic torch in 2000. He is married and lives in Brisbane.

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GOR007753980
Ugly: My Memoir: The Australian bestseller by Robert Hoge
Robert Hoge
Used - Very Good
Paperback
Hachette Australia
2015-04-28
304
0733633943
9780733633942
N/A
Book picture is for illustrative purposes only, actual binding, cover or edition may vary.
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