Thursday, March 8, 2012

The Glass Castle

Nonfiction by Jeanette Walls.

The Glass Castle

This is one of the best memoirs I've ever read. And I'm not really a "memoir person."

Memoirs are problematic. I mean --unless you're a celebrity, I guess-- no one really cares about your troubled childhood, you know? But this one is interesting.

The author starts out when she is a successful adult, living in New York City. She goes out with friends one evening and, as she is getting out a taxi, she sees her mother going through the dumpster.

Now THAT'S a good beginning!

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