The Glass Castle by Jeannette Walls

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 8065th greatest book of all time


Published
2005
Nationality
American
Type
Nonfiction
Pages
288
Words
75,000
Original Language
English

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