The Glass Castle

A Memoir by Jeannette Walls


"Some people are born storytellers. Some lives are worth telling. The best memoirs happen to have these two conditions converge. In the Glass Castle, they have." - New York Newsday

"The Glass Castle is the kind of story that keeps you awake long after the rest of the house has fallen asleep." - Vogue

"An excellent book... Walls has a fantastic storytelling knack." - Publishers Weekly

"A beautiful, brave, transformative book." - Rosie O' Donnell

"Extraordinary." - Time

"A spare and lovely memoir... The Glass Castle's power stems from its childlike perspective and unsentimental prose." - The Village Voice

"The Glass Castle will at times exhaust you, occasionally fill you with fury, and finally leave you in slack-jawed wonderment." - National Review Online


"If you don't want to sink, you better figure out how to swim." - Rex Walls

“You should never hate anyone, even your worst enemies. Everyone has something good about them. You have to find the redeeming quality and love the person for that.” - Rose Mary Walls

“Things usually work out in the end."
"What if they don't?"
"That just means you haven't come to the end yet.” - Rose Mary Wallls

"Mom frowned at me. 'You'd be destroying what makes it special' she said, 'It's the Joshua tree's struggle that gives it its beauty'." - Jeannette Walls

"We may not have insulation," Mom said as we all gathered around the stove, "but we have each other" - Jeannette Walls

"I think that maybe sometimes people get the lives they want" - Jeannette Walls



The Glass Castle's Awards

1. The Christopher Award

2. The America Library Association's Alex Award

3, The Books for Better Living Award

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The Glass Castle is a touching memoir about the tragic yet beautiful life of Jeannette Walls. This memoir gives you a glance into the life of Jeannette and her dysfunctional family. Whether it be sharing the moments she cherished with her mostly-drunk father or telling stories about her selfish mother, this book will have you on the edge of your seat until the very last page. It will bring you through the hopes and dreams of a family, the utter disappointment of a life that was never to be, and the determination of the Walls children to achieve a normal life.