Somebody’s Daughter by Ashley C. Ford, Read by the Author
An Outstanding Memoir
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Ashley C. Ford brings listeners into her life in this outstanding coming-of-age story, Somebody’s Daughter. Host Jo Reed and AudioFile’s Emily Connelly discuss the power of hearing Ford narrate her own story, starting off with an emotional letter from her father, who was incarcerated when she was a toddler. The letter tells of his pending release from prison, decades later. Ford has a beautiful way with words, and she describes her childhood and adolescence with such detail, highlighting both her pain and anxieties and the times that were full of joy, especially with her grandmother. It’s an emotional listen, made all the more powerful by hearing it told in her own words. The audiobook concludes with an excellent discussion between Ford and author Clint Smith, giving listeners added insights into the writing process and the emotional impact of recording her audiobook.
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