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The Glass Castle A Tender, Moving Tale Of Unconditional Love In A Family That, Despite Its Profound Flaws, Gave The Author The Fiery Determination To Carve Out A Successful Life On Her Own TermsJeannette Walls Grew Up With Parents Whose Ideals And Stubborn Nonconformity Were Both Their Curse And Their Salvation Rex And Rose Mary Walls Had Four Children In The Beginning, They Lived Like Nomads, Moving Among Southwest Desert Towns, Camping In The Mountains Rex Was A Charismatic, Brilliant Man Who, When Sober, Captured His Children S Imagination, Teaching Them Physics, Geology, And Above All, How To Embrace Life Fearlessly Rose Mary, Who Painted And Wrote And Couldn T Stand The Responsibility Of Providing For Her Family, Called Herself An Excitement Addict Cooking A Meal That Would Be Consumed In Fifteen Minutes Had No Appeal When She Could Make A Painting That Might Last Forever Later, When The Money Ran Out, Or The Romance Of The Wandering Life Faded, The Walls Retreated To The Dismal West Virginia Mining Town And The Family Rex Walls Had Done Everything He Could To Escape He Drank He Stole The Grocery Money And Disappeared For Days As The Dysfunction Of The Family Escalated, Jeannette And Her Brother And Sisters Had To Fend For Themselves, Supporting One Another As They Weathered Their Parents Betrayals And, Finally, Found The Resources And Will To Leave Home What Is So Astonishing About Jeannette Walls Is Not Just That She Had The Guts And Tenacity And Intelligence To Get Out, But That She Describes Her Parents With Such Deep Affection And Generosity Hers Is A Story Of Triumph Against All Odds, But Also A Tender, Moving Tale Of Unconditional Love In A Family That Despite Its Profound Flaws Gave Her The Fiery Determination To Carve Out A Successful Life On Her Own Terms For Two Decades, Jeannette Walls Hid Her Roots Now She Tells Her Own Story


About the Author: Jeannette Walls

Jeannette Walls is a writer and journalist.Born in Phoenix, Arizona, she graduated with honors from Barnard College, the women s college affiliated with Columbia University She published a bestselling memoir, The Glass Castle, in 2005 The book was adapted into a film and released to theaters in August, 2017.



10 thoughts on “The Glass Castle

  1. says:

    My sister saw The Glass Castle on my coffee table and said, Oh, I read that It s kind of then she paused and we both were awkwardly silent for a minute Well, I was going to say, it s kind of like us, a little bit, but not Yeah, I said I wasn t going to say it because not all of it Yeah, not all of it We didn t talk about it again When I first sa


  2. says:

    Now I get why people like this memoir so much.Though it is a memoir and a true story, both the writing style and the way Walls reminisces about her childhood make it seem like of a fairy tale My favourite non fiction books are those that don t lose the compelling flow of a good fiction book that still pull you into another world and life, dragging you along for


  3. says:

    Another Update I just saw the movie I liked it Woody Harrelson Brie Larsonand Naomi Watts were all great I thought they got the important duel emotions just right On one end the parents did not protect their kids appropriately at all lots of crazy dangerous chaos On the other end there was no question the parents loved wholeheartedly their children AND there were some gr


  4. says:

    This memoir has to be one of the most unique memoirs I ve ever read.Jeannette Walls shares the raw and honest story of her childhood leading up to adulthood She was raised in a highly dysfunctional family with her three siblings Her parents were like nomads and just couldn t really settle down Jeannette s mother loved to read, paint, and had a teaching degree, but most of the tim


  5. says:

    I guess I have a somewhat different frame of reference than several of the reviewers here I can relate to many of the lessons she learned, and as such, I never had an issue believing her These things can and do happen The system fails children, and addicts whether they re addicted to alcohol or excitement will seek their fix above all else As long as the addiction is in the picture, the p


  6. says:

    Who here has seen the show Shameless I am thinking of the American version, but I know there is a British one, too, that it is based on To me, that show could have been inspired by this memoir Frank Gallagher and Rex Walls are the same guy I enjoyed all the vignettes from Jeannette Walls life She did a great job throwing them all together to create a story even without a specific plot I am not sur


  7. says:

    This story is proof that there are books out there that can change the way you look at the world Just waiting for you to give them a chance Don t let them wait too long You need them in your life.


  8. says:

    The Glass Castle is a memoir written by gossip columnist Jeanette Walls, which details her unconventional childhood growing up with an alcoholic father and a mother who seems to be mentally ill Walls begins the book by explaining what has prompted her to write about her family after she has made it and become a successful writer living in New York, she comes across her mother picking trash out of a dumpster and, in


  9. says:

    The warning is this If you are going to become parents you must simply forego being bohemian Otherwise your children might grow up to be super successful you will end up eating trash off dark alleywaysPeculiar upbringings are what memoirs are made of We saw this in the Frank McCourt gray sad Angela s Ashes even so in any of the Augusten Burroughs books mainly Running with Scissors When memoirs are like this, invigoratingly


  10. says:

    4.5 5This was really good Difficult to read at times, but a marvellous book.


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