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by Robert Hoge

Hardcover, 200 pages, Penguin Group USA, List Price: $16.99 |


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Having been born with a large facial tumor and undeveloped legs that could only be partially corrected despite extensive surgeries, the author describes the challenges that caused him to be bullied and compelled him to rise above his disabilities to enjoy shared times with his siblings, gain self-acceptance and pursue a writing career.

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A writer by profession, Robert Hoge was the first member of his family to go to college. Matthew Warrell/Courtesy of Penguin Young Readers hide caption

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'Ugly': A Memoir Of Childhood, Deformity And Learning To Love A Distinctive Face

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