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The Glass Castle: A Memoir

by Jeannette Walls

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Scribner. 2006. Paperback. 074324754x . Fine - Used. LIKE NEW CONDITION. 2005. TEXT is clean and without marks or highlighting BINDING is tight and square COVER has no edge wear. prompt shipping, good service, careful packing. free Delivery Confirmation. . /.

Jeannette 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 childrenâÈçs imagination, teaching them physics, geology, and above all, how to embrace life fearlessly. Rose Mary, who painted and wrote and couldnâÈçt stand the responsibility of providing for her family, called herself an âÈêexcitement addict.âÈë 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 townâÈ'and the familyâÈ'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 parentsâÈç 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. A regular contributor to MSNBC.com, she lives in New York and Long Island and is married to the writer John Taylor.


  • Bookseller: Hizbooks US (US)
  • Bookseller Inventory #: 1271
  • Title: The Glass Castle: A Memoir
  • Author: Jeannette Walls
  • Format/binding: Paperback
  • Book condition: Fine - Used
  • Jacket condition: None as Issued
  • Quantity available: 1
  • Binding: Paperback
  • ISBN 10: 074324754X
  • ISBN 13: 9780743247542
  • Publisher: Scribner
  • Place: Old Tappan, New Jersey, U.S.A.
  • Date published: 2006
  • Pages: 288
  • Keywords: 074324754x, GLASS CASTLE: MEMOIR JEANNETTE WALLS CHILDREN OF ALCHOHOLICS journalists


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On Dec 8 2011, dragonfly said:
  "I was unable to put this book down! How anyone could survive this level of neglect and turn out not only normal, but successful, is simply staggering! Even if you're not generally a fan of non fiction, you'll love this book."


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