The Glass Castle: A Memoir Audiobook (Unabridged)

The Glass Castle: A Memoir (Unabridged), by Jeannette Walls
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Jeannette Walls grew up with parents whose ideals and stubborn nonconformity were both their curse and their salvation. Rex and Rose Mary Walls had four children. In the beginning, they lived like nomads, moving among Southwest desert towns, camping in the mountains. Rex was a charismatic, brilliant man who, when sober, captured his children's imagination, teaching them physics, geology, and above all, how to embrace life fearlessly. Rose Mary, who painted and wrote and couldn't stand the responsibility of providing for her family, called herself an "excitement addict." Cooking a meal that would be consumed in fifteen minutes had no appeal when she could make a painting that might last forever. Later, when the money ran out, or the romance of the wandering life faded, the Walls retreated to the dismal West Virginia mining town -- and the family -- Rex Walls had done everything he could to escape. He drank. He stole the grocery money and disappeared for days. As the dysfunction of the family escalated, Jeannette and her brother and sisters had to fend for themselves, supporting one another as they weathered their parents' betrayals and, finally, found the resources and will to leave home. What is so astonishing about Jeannette Walls is not just that she had the guts and tenacity and intelligence to get out, but that she describes her parents with such deep affection and generosity. Hers is a story of triumph against all odds, but also a tender, moving tale of unconditional love in a family that despite its profound flaws gave her the fiery determination to carve out a successful life on her own terms. For two decades, Jeannette Walls hid her roots. Now she tells her own story. A regular contributor to MSNBC.com, she lives in New York and Long Island and is married to the writer John Taylor. Download and start listening now!

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Author Jeannette WallsThough you may know Jeannette Walls from the popular titles The Glass Castle: A Memoir, Half Broke Horses: A True-Life Novel and Dish: The Inside Story on the World of Gossip, Walls is actually one of the most renowned Fiction, Bios & Memoirs and Arts & Entertainment authors in our catalog. In total, we carry 4 audiobooks from Walls, with the latest Fiction title being: The Silver Star: A Novel. Dish: The Inside Story on the World of Gossip was added to our catalog in 2000, making it the author's oldest title available on our website, while The Glass Castle: A Memoir is the most popular and bestselling from Walls. Enjoy over 27 hours of listening from Walls, among the 4 audiobooks we have available. With such a wide variety, we know you're sure to enjoy Fiction books from Jeannette Walls. Walls was born on January 1, 1960 in Phoenix, Arizona. For more choices and information on Jeannette Walls, please visit her author page: Jeannette Walls.