Somebody's Daughter: Ashley C. Ford in conversation with Oprah Winfrey | This is a ticketed event.
About this event:
Charis proudly welcomes debut memoirist, Ashley C. Ford in conversation with Oprah Winfrey for Somebody's Daughter: A Memoir.
About Somebody's Daughter: Through poverty, adolescence, and a fraught relationship with her mother, Ashley Ford wishes she could turn to her father for hope and encouragement. There are just a few problems: he’s in prison, and she doesn’t know what he did to end up there. She doesn’t know how to deal with the incessant worries that keep her up at night, or how to handle the changes in her body that draw unwanted attention from men. In her search for unconditional love, Ashley begins dating a boy her mother hates. When the relationship turns sour, he assaults her. Still reeling from the rape, which she keeps secret from her family, Ashley desperately searches for meaning in the chaos. Then, her grandmother reveals the truth about her father’s incarceration and Ashley’s entire world is turned upside down. As Ashley battles her body and her environment, she embarks on a powerful journey to find the threads between who she is and what she was born into, and the complicated familial love that often binds them.
This is a ticketed event. Your ticket includes a hardback copy of the book, Somebody's Daughter. Please select whether you would like to pick up your book locally from Charis Books and More in Decatur, GA or would like your book shipped to you. (U.S. Only).
You will receive an email from Charis Books & More when your book has shipped or is ready for porch pick up. (Whichever option you choose). This book will not be published or available until after 6/1/21.
When you purchase your ticket you will receive your Crowdcast password which will allow you access to the Crowdcast event registration page. Once you have registered for the event on crowdcast all you have to do is show up on the night of June 9th and enjoy the show! No special app is required to watch crowdcast events.
About the Author:
Ashley C. Ford is a writer, host, and educator who lives in Indianapolis, Indiana with her husband, poet and fiction writer Kelly Stacy, and their chocolate lab Astro Renegade Ford-Stacy. Ford is the former host of The Chronicles of Now podcast, co-host of The HBO companion podcast Lovecraft Country Radio, seasons one & three of MasterCard’s Fortune Favors The Bold, as well as the video interview series PROFILE by BuzzFeed News, and Brooklyn-based news & culture TV show, 112BK.
She was also the host of the first season of Audible's literary interview series, Authorized. She has been named among Forbes Magazine's 30 Under 30 in Media (2017), Brooklyn Magazine's Brooklyn 100 (2016), Time Out New York's New Yorkers of The Year (2017), and Variety’s New Power of New York (2019).
About the Interviewer:
Through the power of media, Oprah Winfrey has created an unparalleled connection with people around the world. As host and supervising producer of the top-rated, award-winning The Oprah Winfrey Show, she entertained, enlightened, and uplifted millions of viewers for twenty-five years. Her accomplishments as a global media leader and philanthropist have established her as one of the most respected and admired public figures today.