Robert Hoge was born ugly. Real ugly. This memoir for young readers, released by Viking/Penguin in the USA and Canada, talks about what it was like to grow up different.

Ugly is Robert's account of a life of disability and difference. It is a story for adults of how the love and support of his family helped him to overcome incredible hardships. It is also the story of an extraordinary person living an ordinary life.

Ugly: My Memoir


"Writing with humor, honesty, compassion, and grace, Hoge recounts his life story, having been born with such severe physical deformities that his mother refused to see him."


- Publisher's Weekly

"In this honest, painful, and often funny memoir, readers will identify with Hoge’s realization that everyone is different, and his are just “different differences."


- Booklist

Find out more about Ugly here.