A raw and surprisingly beautiful coming-of-age memoir, Coal
to Diamonds tells the story of Mary Beth Ditto, a girl from
rural Arkansas who found her voice.
Born and raised in Judsonia, Arkansas—a place where indoor plumbing
was a luxury, squirrel was a meal, and sex ed was taught during
senior year in high school (long after many girls had gotten
pregnant and dropped out) Beth Ditto stood out. Beth was a fat,
pro-choice, sexually confused... more...