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Growing Up Ugly - A Story of Finding Beauty Within

Donetta Garman

I fantasized about people loving me and standing in line to be my friend. I waited to become a swan. Growing Up Ugly is a moving memoir about coming of age and realizing the beauty in this life we are all searching for is within our grasp. Join author Donetta Garman as she drifts in and out of consciousness after suffering a stroke and recalls some of the events in her unusual but loving childhood. After a traumatic birth, Donetta was left homely, clumsy, and awkward. Growing up, she learned to cope with being ugly by laughing at herself and trying to help hold the family together. While her family climate was dysfunctional, the cohesiveness of it was undeniable, and Garmans story is infused with the intense love and resilience of a peculiar but fiercely devoted family. With the help of her family, children, husband, friends, and God, Donetta finds that beauty really is only skin deep and there is a swan just waiting to escape in all of us.

I fantasized about people loving me and standing in line to be my friend. I waited to become a swan. Growing Up Ugly is a moving memoir about coming of age and realizing the beauty in this life we are all searching for is within our grasp. Join author Donetta Garman as she drifts in and out of consciousness after suffering a stroke and recalls some of the events in her unusual but loving childhood. After a traumatic birth, Donetta was left homely, clumsy, and awkward. Growing up, she learned to cope with being ugly by laughing at herself and trying to help hold the family together. While her family climate was dysfunctional, the cohesiveness of it was undeniable, and Garmans story is infused with the intense love and resilience of a peculiar but fiercely devoted family. With the help of her family, children, husband, friends, and God, Donetta finds that beauty really is only skin deep and there is a swan just waiting to escape in all of us.
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I fantasized about people loving me and standing in line to be my friend. I waited to become a swan. Growing Up Ugly is a moving memoir about coming of age and realizing the beauty in this life we are all searching for is within our grasp. Join author Donetta Garman as she drifts in and out of consciousness after suffering a stroke and recalls some of the events in her unusual but loving childhood. After a traumatic birth, Donetta was left homely, clumsy, and awkward. Growing up, she learned to cope with being ugly by laughing at herself and trying to help hold the family together. While her family climate was dysfunctional, the cohesiveness of it was undeniable, and Garmans story is infused with the intense love and resilience of a peculiar but fiercely devoted family. With the help of her family, children, husband, friends, and God, Donetta finds that beauty really is only skin deep and there is a swan just waiting to escape in all of us.

Language:

English

Narrators:

Melissa Madole

Length:

2h 50m


Chapters

Introduction
Introduction

10:55


Chapter 1
Chapter 1

03:09


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

09:37


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

04:57


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

03:54


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

06:19


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

03:39


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

04:59


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

03:14


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

07:13


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

02:53


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

03:52


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

03:05


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

07:01


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

05:31


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

05:04


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

02:44


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

05:54


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

03:41


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

05:37


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

11:28


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

02:40


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

05:39


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

07:16


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

05:59


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

04:50


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

05:56


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

07:10


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

09:12


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

02:59


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

04:04