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READ The Glass Castle ☆ PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB õ This is a startling memoir of a successful journalist's journey from the deserted and dusty mining towns of the American Southwest to an antiue filled apartment on Park Avenue Jeanette Walls narrates her nomadic and adventurous childhood with her dreaming 'brilliant' but alcoholR apartment overlooked by 'a portrait of someone else's ancestor' she recounts poignant remembered images of star watching with her father juxtaposed with recollections of irregular meals accidents and police car chases and reveals her complex feelings of shame guilt pity and pride toward her paren. The warning is this If you are going to become parents you must simply forego being too bohemian Otherwise your children might grow up to be super successful you will end up eating trash off dark alleywaysPeculiar upbringings are what memoirs are made of We saw this in the Frank McCourt gray sad Angela's Ashes even so in any of the Augusten Burroughs books mainly Running with Scissors When memoirs are like this invigoratingly Roald Dahlesue in painting pictures of past predicaments and obviously the survival of the protagonist the reader reads on No matter how bad you have it someone somewhere sometime probably had it worseThe Walls children 3 of the 4 at least become inspired by their nomadic parents wanting to be so unlike their progenitors that they actually turn their lives around Here is testament of someone living way under the poverty level in modern times getting out alive a smarter woman for it That she appreciates it and maintains a smile is the very heart of this non fic gemPS Can't wait to see the movie Probably on DVD

The Glass CastleR apartment overlooked by 'a portrait of someone else's ancestor' she recounts poignant remembered images of star watching with her father juxtaposed with recollections of irregular meals accidents and police car chases and reveals her complex feelings of shame guilt pity and pride toward her paren. The warning is this If you are going to become parents you must simply forego being too bohemian Otherwise your children might grow up to be super successful you will end up eating trash off dark alleywaysPeculiar upbringings are what memoirs are made of We saw this in the Frank McCourt gray sad Angela's Ashes even so in any of the Augusten Burroughs books mainly Running with Scissors When memoirs are like this invigoratingly Roald Dahlesue in painting pictures of past predicaments and obviously the survival of the protagonist the reader reads on No matter how bad you have it someone somewhere sometime probably had it worseThe Walls children 3 of the 4 at least become inspired by their nomadic parents wanting to be so unlike their progenitors that they actually turn their lives around Here is testament of someone living way under the poverty level in modern times getting out alive a smarter woman for it That she appreciates it and maintains a smile is the very heart of this non fic gemPS Can't wait to see the movie Probably on DVD

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The Glass Castle ↠ This is a startling memoir of a successful journalist's journey from the deserted and dusty mining towns of the American Southwest to an antiue filled apartment on Park Avenue Jeanette Walls narrates her nomadic and adventurous childhood with her dreaming 'brilliant' but alcoholic parents At the ag. My sister saw The Glass Castle on my coffee table and said “Oh I read that It’s kind of ” then she paused and we both were awkwardly silent for a minute “Well I was going to say it’s kind of like us a little bit but not –““Yeah” I said “I wasn’t going to say it – because not all of it – ““Yeah not all of it”We didn’t talk about it again When I first saw this book I think I died a little inside because of the cover I didn’t hate The Divine Secrets of the Ya Ya Sisterhood like I hated The Mermaid Chair or shudder Bastard out of Carolina but when there’s a little girl on the cover of a book looking all innocent it’s like a movie with the word “Education” in the title You just know you’re in for a published trip to the psychiatrist’s couch Kiddy sex and soul searching I’m not saying people shouldn’t tell their stories I mean look at me I’m all up in your website telling my stories but I do think people should get a handle on what their story is before they try to tell it Or at least before they make me read it Sorry that’s kind of asshole ish of me to say but I just think a lot of books with innocent little girls on the cover are really arrogant They have this sense that since some man did something horrifying everything that women do including dancing around a fire with girlfriends or taking exotic lovers is just part of the loving circle of nature’s healing I am such a fan of women and so I take it personally when we look like morons This book has absolutely nothing in common with its cover I haven’t written a review of it before because I think it is a perfect book and how do you review a perfect book I’m like Wayne and Garth when they meet Alice Cooper This book is my Alice Cooper I’m sure it wouldn’t be everyone’s Alice Cooper but to me this is exactly what a book should be Everything about the book is simple concise and action packed It makes me laugh and it makes me cry The people are incredible but deep and smart and human In some ways I think this book is the Great American Story but it’s the story none of us talk about and all of us live In other ways the book is so specific and personal to the Walls family that I never would have imagined the stories if I had not been told them Virginia Woolf and Rainer Maria Rilke two of the wisest people I have read both ask when and how women will be able to tell stories without being self conscious that they are women How can we write or even live not as reactions to men but as separate masters of our own experiences I don’t know where the genders are on the spacetime continuum of respecting each other and I think there are probably gender related specifics to any story maybe that’s just natural and not even bad but there is something about this book that is just human and strong It is compassionate and unflinching Oh I hate adjectives Just read the first chapter of this book and if you don’t think it’s compelling don’t keep reading because it’s probably not for you My family was nomadic like Jeannette Walls’s family but like I say all of her stories and my stories are uniue When I last lived with my parents it struck me that we never really understand other people’s relationships with each other I grew up probably as many of us did thinking that my parents never really got along and that my mom was a victim of my dad’s anger and wild scheming But later I realized they probably both got something that I never understood out of their relationship I think a lot of this book is about how we know the people we are close to and also never really do – how it is useless to hold other people to our own standards of what love or responsibility looks like But still it is about holding each other responsible Or maybe the book is just about her family with no real moral lesson at all Walls is so loyal to her stories in an almost scientific way None of the adult outrage that contaminates so many stories of children creeps into Walls’s She tells you what happened and maybe how she felt about it at the time but she doesn’t impose emotion on the reader Here’s just a small part well actually half I couldn’t resist of the first chapter to give you a little taste Mom was sitting at a booth studying the menu when I arrived She’d made an effort to fix herself up She wore a bulky gray sweater with only a few light stains and black leather men’s shoes She’d washed her face but her neck and temples were still dark with grimeShe waved enthusiastically when she saw me “It’s my baby girl” she called out I kissed her cheek Mom had dumped all the plastic packets of soy sauce and duck sauce and hot and spicy mustard from the table into her purse Now she emptied a wooden bowl of dried noodles into it as well “A little snack for later on” she explainedWe ordered Mom chose the Seafood Delight “You know how I love my seafood” she saidShe started talking about Picasso She’d seen a retrospective of his work and decided he was hugely overrated All the cubist stuff was gimmicky as far as she was concerned He hadn’t really done anything worthwhile after his Rose Period“I’m worried about you” I said “Tell me what I can do to help”Her smile faded “What makes you think I need your help”“I’m not rich READ & DOWNLOAD æ PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB µ Jeannette Walls

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Jeannette Walls µ 6 READ E of seventeen she escapes on a Greyhound bus to New York with her older sister; her younger siblings follow later After pursuing the education and civilisation her parents sought to escape Jeanette eventually succeeds in her uest for the 'mundane middle class existence' she had always craved In he. I guess I have a somewhat different frame of reference than several of the reviewers here I can relate to many of the lessons she learned and as such I never had an issue believing her These things can and do happen The system fails children and addicts whether they're addicted to alcohol or excitement will seek their fix above all else As long as the addiction is in the picture the person just doesn't exist Children in alcoholic families eventually become aware of this and the sooner they get it the better for them In the book this is nowhere clearly evidenced than in the case of Walls' youngest sister who spent the least amount of time in the presence of her parents dysfunction and yet was finally the most crippled of all the childrenOf course I admit I have a firmly seated belief that the strongest and most creative of personalities are forged in fire; Maureen just didn't get burned enough to see the necessity of making a different life for herself That and she was separated from her other siblings by so many years that they took care of her than they tried to include her in their effort to surviveI loved this book Walls' short but revealing scenes were detail and character driven and there were several times I caught myself chuckling at some absolute absurdity or marveling at an unexpected bit of wisdom from someone who should have been a totally unreliable source And I guess that's one of the main things I came away with after reading this book Wisdom can come from anyonewhether we like them or not And the trick to surviving is to take those things that make us better and stronger with us and to leave the rest behind