The Glass Castle by Jeannette Walls (Memoir)

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Post  WRB on Fri Jan 18, 2013 12:49 pm

Jeannette Walls believed that people get the lives they want. If the homeless were willing to work hard and make compromises, they might not have ideal lives, but could make ends meet.

The Walls family, with very dysfunctional parents, constantly moved from one place to another to avoid creditors. Welfare was not an option even when the family was starving and struggling to keep warm - sometimes picking through dumpsters for something to eat. Rex, the father, spends more than he earns on booze and never able to hold down a job. Rose Mary, an eccentric, just didn't have it in her to straight out and defy him. She didn't want bothered with a family and felt the children were an imposition on her. She felt the best way to let kids fulfill their potentIal was by providing them freedom.

A powerful and emotional book!


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