Somebody's Daughter: A Memoir

Ashley C. Ford (Author)
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June 01, 2021

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About the Author

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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Ashley Ford's much-awaited memoir chronicles her complicated relationship with her father...expect a deeply moving, nuanced story

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Layering in the complexities of her relationship with her mother, her changing body and a boyfriend who grows abusive, Ford offers a heart-wrenching coming-of-age story

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In this beautiful, delicate memoir, writer Ashley C. Ford recounts a childhood defined by her incarcerated father's absence...and she starts a journey toward true and powerful selfhood.

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Expect to see SOMEBODY'S DAUGHTER make waves this year.

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Her coming-of-age story gets at how to both acknowledge and break away from what we're born into.

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Ashley C. Ford writes with lyrical vulnerability...Her most powerful personal essays have delved into her girlhood, race, incarceration, poverty, and family ties--themes she expands on in this recollection of her childhood and her father's imprisonment.

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Her writing shines with extraordinary insight and grace, and Somebody's Daughter is a book so many of you will want to read.

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As Ashley battles her body and her environment, she provides a poignant coming-of-age recollection that speaks to finding the threads between who you are and what you were born into, and the complicated familial love that often binds them. 21 Books to Look Out For in 2021, According to Local Experts
I think it's going to resonate with so many young girls of color who grew up in this kind of adversity and how you can come up out of that.

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Ashley C. Ford, a journalist and host of the "Chronicles of Now" podcast, makes her much-buzzed book debut with an intensely personal story: her relationship with her incarcerated father.

Ashley Ford's prose is glass--so clear, sharp and smooth that the reader sees, in vivid focus, her complicated childhood, brilliant mind, and golden heart. The gravity and urgency of SOMEBODY'S DAUGHTER anchored me to my chair and slowed my heartbeat--like no book has since Toni Morrison's THE BLUEST EYE. Ashley Ford is a writer for the ages, and SOMEBODY'S DAUGHTER will be a book of the year. - Glennon Doyle, author of #1 New York Times bestseller Untamed and founder of Together Rising