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The Glass Castle - Jeannette Walls

The Glass Castle

By Jeannette Walls

  • Release Date: 2006-12-15
  • Genre: Biographies & Memoirs
Score: 4.5
4.5
From 3,478 Ratings

Description

MORE THAN EIGHT YEARS ON THE NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER LIST

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.

The memoir was also made into a major motion picture from Lionsgate in 2017 starring Brie Larson, Woody Harrelson, and Naomi Watts.

Reviews

  • Loved it!

    5
    By Otterpop1973
    Great memoir Jeanette. You found your way through thick and thin.
  • Beautiful memoir

    5
    By Ulyana1993@
    Beautifully written, honest, unusual story, that resonates with mine, I enjoyed it very much.
  • Great Book!

    5
    By JeredJ87
    An excellent read!
  • 👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼

    5
    By amandax345
    An emotional story and well written and detailed. Very gripping.
  • 10/10

    5
    By Tabs Nan's
    I've had multiple copies of this book. I bought my first copy from a local thrift shop and it's honestly one of my favorite reads. My Twitter is @Tavoluno if you ever want to share your thoughs of the book :)
  • Loved it!

    4
    By k2a6lly
    Great read.
  • Classic

    5
    By MBM 12329577
    Give it a chance
  • Enjoyable!

    4
    By Jarhead1234567890987654321
    As a high school student, books that I choose to read for class aren’t very interesting to me, and take me a long time to get through. This book on the other hand made me excited to read, and to figure out what adventure was going to happen next.
  • Page turner

    5
    By AntnyTc
    I really thought I would be bored after a few pages...but then I read it in a week.
  • Fantastic look at a dysfunctional family

    5
    By HMLav
    Bipolar disorder, schizophrenia, homelessness- life is complicated This beautifully written autobiography shines a light on the ups and downs of a ‘dysfunctional family’

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