By Robert Hoge
Robert Hoge used to be born with an enormous tumour on his brow, seriously distorted facial expression and legs that have been twisted and lifeless. His mom refused to examine her son, not to mention convey him domestic. yet domestic he went, to a lifestyles that, opposed to the percentages, used to be jam-packed with pleasure, optimism and boyhood naughtiness.
Home for the Hoges was once a bayside suburb of Brisbane. Robert's mom and dad, Mary and Vince, knew that his lifestyles will be tricky, yet they have been made up our minds to provide him a customary Australian formative years. So in addition to the standard, gruelling and sometimes harmful operations that made scientific heritage and progressively stronger Robert's lifestyles, there have been undesirable haircuts, visits to the neighborhood pool, college camps and goals of summer season sports.
Ugly is Robert's account of that existence, from the time of his delivery to the arriving of his personal daughter. it's a tale of ways the affection and aid of his relatives helped him to beat terrific hardships. it's also the tale of a rare individual residing a typical lifestyles, that is probably his maximum success of all.
'There is far to be realized from this grotesque guy whose spirit is really attractive' - Saturday Age
'This is a major lifestyles tale that would doubtless allure a lot exposure and dialogue approximately good looks, ugliness and the way we price ourselves' - Australian Bookseller + Publisher
'If Robert Hoge reckons he belongs to the grotesque membership, then "ugly" needs to suggest humour and braveness, love and decency' - William McInnes
'[A] frank, wry and humorous memoir...' - Sunday Age
'This great easy-to-read story is a treasure for somebody who has ever given their seems to be a moment proposal. gruesome bargains a bracing standpoint on lifestyles, love and the true definition of attractiveness. - Good Reading
Robert Hoge has labored as a journalist, a speechwriter, a technological know-how communicator for the CSIRO and a political consultant to the previous Queensland most desirable and Deputy most appropriate. He has had a number of brief tales, articles, interviews and different works released in Australia and in another country. He additionally enjoys images, and is drawn to incapacity advocacy and social engagement. whereas he by no means went some distance together with his expert garden bowls occupation, Robert did hold the Olympic torch in 2000. he's married and lives in Brisbane. He has an eleven-year-old daughter who thinks his Olympic torch may make a very nice cricket bat.
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