It's time to shun our perfectionist society and discover the beauty in everything
Ugly-Cute is an adorkable compilation of misunderstood, underappreciated species including well-known lovable uggos, like sun bears and pugs, as well as obscure weirdos, like the star-nosed mole and the aye-aye. Each chapter is dedicated to a different ugly-cute animal and the ways in which we can learn from them.
Jennifer McCartney is a New York Times bestselling journalist, editor, and author of numerous books. Her 'Little Book of Animal Philosophy' series with HarperCollins is published in 17 countries. She has written about utopias, time machines, and train travel for outlets like BBC Radio 4, The Atlantic, Architectural Digest, Vice Magazine, Teen Vogue, Curbed, USA Today, and CBC. She is a regular contributor to Publishers Weekly. Her parody The Joy of Leaving Your Sh*t All Over the Place (W.W. Norton) is a New York Times bestseller, published in 8 countries. In addition to non-fiction, she has published one bestselling novel Afloat (Hamish Hamilton/Penguin). The Times Literary Supplement called the debut "powerfully evoked...riotous, and disquieting."