book: The Glass Castle: A Memoir | Jeannette Walls ...
 
 



Suche books:   



The Glass Castle: A Memoir







Jeannette Walls

Scribner, 2006 - 288 pages
view larger image
 for more information click here








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 children's imagination, teaching them physics, geology, and above all, how to embrace life fearlessly. Rose Mary, who painted and wrote and couldn't stand the responsibility of providing for her family, called herself an "excitement addict." 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 town -- and the family -- 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 parents' 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.



 for more information click here






 for more information click here








 for more information click here


hot or not?    What's your opinion?     Write a review and share your thoughts!












   


castle

As You Wish: Inconceivable Tales from the Making of The Princess Bride
The Official SAT Study Guide Second Edition
The Real ACT (CD) 3rd Edition (Real Act Prep Guide)
Love You Forever
What to Expect When You're Expecting, 4th Edition



memoir

Coming Clean: A Memoir
A House in the Sky: A Memoir
How to Write a Memoir - procrastination to print made simple
Let's Pretend This Never Happened
Three Little Words: A Memoir



glass

Admission Assessment Exam Review, 3e
How We Got to Now: Six Innovations That Made the Modern World
Leaders Eat Last: Why Some Teams Pull Together and Others Don’t
If You Give a Mouse a Cookie (If You Give...)
The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones; City of Ashes; City of Glass; ...




search for books
castle, glass, memoir




Suche books:   


books
apparel
baby
beauty
books
camera photo
cell phones
classical music
computers
dvd
electronics
gourmet food
health personal care
kitchen
magazines
musical instruments
office products
outdoor living
computer video games
popular music
pet-supplies
software
sporting goods
tools hardware
toys-games
vhs
watches jewelry



randomly chosen


book: Innocent Merriment - A Celebration of the Ohio Light Opera

home  impressum - about us