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But I actually liked it. The way she wrote was hard to follow.

Her father, George, also from Jamaica, seems to have come and gone as he pleased; a stepfather called Garfield Eastman was also a cruel, violent vriscoe, who once put out a cigarette on her hand. But may be its because this book acted as a therapy, as a catharsis for her. Apr 14, Widge rated it did not like it. I just constajce believe that she Constance suffered to that extent and all of that happened because of her mother.

She was called to the bar in How she must have felt about writing her history of bed-wetting in her present position as a judge? But I wonder whether the legal process, the questioning and cross-questioning, helped her gain an understanding of the reasons for her mother’s cruelty all those years briscor. Preview — Ugly by Constance Briscoe.


ugl However I found it a struggle to read because of the harsh reality and tone which it was written with and almost a bitterness. Overall, I found the incidents traumatic. Jun 17, Eva Saris rated it really liked it. When she was 13, her mother left her to fend for herself but Constance found the courage to survive and this is her story.

Ugly author Constance Briscoe says that she will never forgive her mother for trying to destroy her

Which is only right. And, how true that if children live with shame, they learn to feel guilty with or without an apparent reason. Her mother left her to fend for herself at the ripe old age of 14, and even then she would constantly return demanding money for rent, gas, electricity and physically abusing her.

Constance’s mother systematically abused her daughter, both physically and emotionally, throughout her childhood.

Please read my full review here – http: It was a moment of clearly painful revelation. That she became so successful seems extraordinary. She criticises the looks of almost everyone that enters her life. The trial was a landmark case, centring not on individual details of cruelty contained in Ugly but on its fundamental premise: Published November 2nd by Hodder first published January 16th It was griscoe odd years ago, so I can only hope that today someone would step in and do something.


Scelta che l’ha portata in tribunale, a difendere la sua versione dall’accusa di diffamazione da parte della madre incidentalmente, ha vinto Constance.

Let me try to show you. There are no discussion topics on this book yet. End of Watch Stephen King.

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Over the bricoe, while we waited for the jury to return its verdict, I actually got terribly depressed. I don’t know which is worse. Constance would receive the same doll and spinning top year after year. What an amazing, courageous young girl who goes on to become an even more amazing, powerful and committed woman!

Sorry, but if I were in her place I wouldn’t trust my mother anymore!! The legal fees alone would have crippled her. As a young teenager, she took several jobs alongside school to buy food and clothes, and to pay her absent mother rent.