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Editor’s Note

“A Triumphant Exposé...”

With millions of copies sold & a film on the way, reporter Walls’s memoir is a triumphant exposé on the one subject she knows best: her dysfunctional family.
Niree N.
Scribd Editor
MORE THAN SEVEN YEARS ON THE NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER LIST

The first book by the beloved author of the new novel The Silver Star, the extraordinary, one-of-a-kind, “nothing short of spectacular” (Entertainment Weekly) memoir from one of the world’s most gifted storytellers.

The Glass Castle is a remarkable memoir of resilience and redemption, and a revelatory look into a family at once deeply dysfunctional and uniquely vibrant. When sober, Jeannette’s brilliant and charismatic father captured his children’s imagination, teaching them physics, geology, and how to embrace life fearlessly. But when he drank, he was dishonest and destructive. Her mother was a free spirit who abhorred the idea of domesticity and didn’t want the responsibility of raising a family.

The Walls children learned to take care of themselves. They fed, clothed, and protected one another, and eventually found their way to New York. Their parents followed them, choosing to be homeless even as their children prospered.

The Glass Castle is truly astonishing—a memoir permeated by the intense love of a peculiar but loyal family.

Topics: West Virginia, New York City, Appalachia, Family, Poverty, Childhood, Alcoholism, Homelessness, Siblings, Survival, Fathers, Daughters, Inspirational, Emotional, Witty, Mental Illness, 21st Century, Coming of Age, Mothers and Daughters, American Dream, First Person Narration, Female Author, and Dysfunctional Family

Published: Scribner on Dec 15, 2006
ISBN: 9781416550600
List price: $9.99
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I absolutely loved it, truly a tale of resilience, strong thought-provoking novel. Although I am so piqued and vexed and indignant and lots of other things and have been so through more than half of the novel. But it simply shows the strength of the writing and the story. Its difficult for me and possibly for any normal person to imagine there are parents like the ones described here. One thing that I really appreciated about the author is that she does not impose her criticism or emotions over the reader. An amazing read, highly recommended for all.read more
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I usual never read non-fiction books, but I recommend this book to everyone. :)read more
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I Love This Book.
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Jeannette Walls you did a wonderful Job!!!!!read more
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I absolutely loved it, truly a tale of resilience, strong thought-provoking novel. Although I am so piqued and vexed and indignant and lots of other things and have been so through more than half of the novel. But it simply shows the strength of the writing and the story. Its difficult for me and possibly for any normal person to imagine there are parents like the ones described here. One thing that I really appreciated about the author is that she does not impose her criticism or emotions over the reader. An amazing read, highly recommended for all.
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I usual never read non-fiction books, but I recommend this book to everyone. :)
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I Love This Book.
Very Good.
Jeannette Walls you did a wonderful Job!!!!!
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Had to read this book for my English class. But by far one of the best reads I've had in a while. This memoir is full of emotions and really gives you a feel for all the characters and who they were as people. I highly recommend it.
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Love this book
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I wept.
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