“The Glass Castle: A Memoir,” by Jeanette Walls, was published in 2005 and was on the Best Seller list for 100 weeks. With that kind of publicity, one would think this would be a marvelous book. The story details the life of Jeanette Walls, as she grew up in her (more than) dysfunctional family.
Moving from Arizona to California to Virginia in a matter of a few years, with periods of homelessness, the family was dirt poor. Walls reflects on all the emotional damage done by her mother and father, and the book becomes extremely emotional extremely fast.