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Jan 31, 2008 05:55PM
Some people will disagree with you, but I agree. I don't think the parents were bad people. They were pretty sucky parents. They were selfish; the dad was an egoist (too good to hold a regular job), and the mom cared more about her creative life than about taking care of her kids.
There are people like this everywhere—not a large percentage, but still— I don't understand how some of the readers on goodreads claim they "don't believe" that Jeanette Walls is telling the truth. Lots of creative geniuses— artists, musicians, writers, etc— are like this.
Sep 08, 2010 07:27PM
I have to say that I was not crazy about this book when I read it the first time. Then I read a personal narrative from one of my 6th grade students who has had a life like the author's life. My student's life is well documented as she is a special ed student with behavior problems. I knew that child's narrative was truly amazing. Then I went back and read the author's narrative again. I heard the author's voice at that point and realized I read a great piece of literature.
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