Jeannette Walls

Jeannette Walls is an American author and journalist widely known for her memoir 'The Glass Castle,' which details her unconventional and often troubled childhood. The book has been a bestseller and was adapted into a feature film.


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  1. 1. The Glass Castle

    This memoir recounts the unconventional, poverty-stricken upbringing the author and her siblings had at the hands of their deeply dysfunctional parents. Their father, an alcoholic, and their mother, an eccentric artist, frequently neglected them, leaving them to fend for themselves. Despite their parents' personal struggles, they instilled a love of learning and a sense of self-sufficiency in their children, which helped them to escape their chaotic home life and build successful lives as adults.

    The 8088th Greatest Book of All Time
  2. 2. Half Broke Horses: A True Life Novel

    Half Broke Horses is a novel based on the life of the author's grandmother, Lily Casey Smith, who grew up in the early 1900s on a ranch in Texas. The book follows Lily's journey from a young girl with a thirst for adventure to a strong-willed woman who becomes a teacher, a rancher, and a mother. Despite facing numerous challenges and setbacks, Lily remains determined and resilient, forging her own path in a world that often tries to limit her. The book is a tribute to the indomitable spirit of one remarkable woman and a celebration of the American West.

    The 9593rd Greatest Book of All Time