In the first episode of the TV series The Wonder Years Kevin, talking about his childhood, says:
There’s no pretty way to put this - I grew up in the suburbs.
I couldn't understand the meaning of the bold expression, because the definitions of pretty I've found in dictionaries, like The Free Dictionary don't seem to fit. I think Kevin was glad to have grown up in the suburbs. In fact, a bit later, he says:
But, in a way, those really were the wonder years for us there in the suburbs. It was kind of a golden age for kids.
Then, in the bold sentence, I guess he meant something as: "I cannot be more honest than saying that", but I'm confused. If someone could help me, I'd be grateful. Thanks in advance!