The Ugly Cry by Danielle Henderson

The Ugly Cry

Danielle Henderson

nonfiction memoir dark emotional reflective slow-paced

304 pages | first published 2021


Abandoned at ten years old by a mother who wanted to start a new family with her drug-addicted, abusive boyfriend, Danielle was raised by grandparents who thought their child-rearing days had ended in the 1960s. She grew up Black and weird, before...
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emotional 89%
reflective 77%
funny 69%
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hopeful 36%
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challenging 22%
tense 10%
lighthearted 8%


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