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The Glass Castle by Jeannette Walls
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Sep 25, 2008

it was amazing
bookshelves: nonfiction-inspirational, to-review
Recommended to Nola by: Dana Harlos
Read in September, 2008 , read count: 1

After frequent procrastinating, I finally managed to read this book, and I am very glad I did. Once I picked it up, it was a very quick read; I finished it in about a two-day period of time or so. The worst part about it was that the writer was so upbeat that I would find myself laughing at the absurdity of various situations - only to remember that it was not a fiction story but a factual one! Walls has an amazing resiliancy (and/or an amazing therapist) to be able to keep this from being a dark and dreary tale, as it rightfully could be. The story itself was dark enough.

And then, of course, there is the residual relief, horrid as it is to admit - I may not be the Donna Reed of mothers (or, really, anywhere near close), but I'm fairly sure if my kids ate margarine because they were starving and there was nothing else in the house, I wouldn't yell at them because IF there was a miracle and we had bread (and gas to make the stove owrk), we would have to eat it sans butter.

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