Meet Jeannette Walls

Author: Jeannette Walls
Book: The Glass Castle

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Author Jeanette Walls['] shares a glimpse of her personal story: growing up homeless and succeeding beyond her dreams.

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Amanda Interesting video...it shows mom and some of her paintings.


Tiffany Amanda wrote: "Interesting video...it shows mom and some of her paintings."
That was very interesting. Mom does not look like what I envisioned but her paintings and the painting of dad are very much what I pictured. Thanks for sharing!


Jackie Tiffany wrote: "Amanda wrote: "Interesting video...it shows mom and some of her paintings."
That was very interesting. Mom does not look like what I envisioned but her paintings and the painting of dad are very mu..."


I feel the same!


Haleigh I did not ever envision her mother as overweight. I pictured her as a slightly thin, frail woman from all her time on the streets. I'm not trying to be offensive, but I was just extremely surprised at her mother's appearance. I also didn't think her paintings would be that good -- gosh, was I wrong. I thought they were the mere sketches and splats of a wannabe artist. But they're really, really amazing. Those could easily be sold for $100. I just feel sad and disappointed that none were ever sold. Your mother could have earned income and a title, and job offers. But to each his own.

On the up side, good choice, Jeannette Walls! Horses are the best :) Though again I never imagined you to be with horses. Surprises are everywhere today, eh? I wish all of the Walls family the best. And I especially wish for Maureen to be found someday, and in good shape. Poor child.


message 5: by Cathy

Cathy Thanks for sharing. It made things real. When you can see the real people from the book, everything becomes personal.


Stacey Brooks She mentioned in the video that one of her favorite memories her dad gave her and her siblings stars for Christmas. In the book, which I am currently reading, she says that it was for her birthday he let her pick out a star, it ended up being a planet, and she felt bad because her sister had picked out only a lowly star for her birthday. Regardless, I am finding this book very interesting, it's making me laugh and cry and stomp my feet. I'm angry, sad and humbled. It's close to how I grew up. Only worse.


message 7: by Cathy (last edited Dec 07, 2013 08:39PM)

Cathy Moore OMG, This book has taken me through many emotions. My heart went out to the children.

God bless you and your siblings Jeannette.


message 8: by Heidi

Heidi Stacey wrote: "She mentioned in the video that one of her favorite memories her dad gave her and her siblings stars for Christmas. In the book, which I am currently reading, she says that it was for her birthday ..."

I have the book in front of me and it says this happened at Christmas.


Clouds I loved reading your book. Sounds like all you have been through has made you stronger. Makes me even more grateful for the stable childhood my Father and Grandparents provided for me. (grew up without my mom, she was into drinking, my folks divorced when I less than a year old.)


message 10: by Alicia

Alicia I loved this book. I find it amazing that these children are still emotionally attached to a mother who lied to them, exploited them, would rather lay about than work for food to fill them. I just can't wrap my head around that.


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