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Thursday, October 14, 2010

The Glass Castle

Growing up in poverty and constantly on the move, she used her troubled childhood to bring her success as an adult. Author of "Amazon Top 10 Book of the Decade," The Glass Castle has remained on the New York Times best-seller list for more than three years. Soon you can see it on screen-it is being made into a movie by Paramount! Another book to movie and back.

The book describes her life growing up with her family. She had a unique childhood where she spent a long period without indoor plumbing and went hungry on a regular basis. However, her parents still encouraged her to read Shakespeare and dream of the glass house they would one day live in. Walls moved to New York City at the age of 16 to enroll in Barnard College. After graduation, she become a popular columnist for New York magazine and eventually MSNBC.com.

The follow up to this book is titled "Half Broke Horses: A True Life Novel", which is the story of her maternal grandmother's life in the early 1900s.

I'm getting excited to meet the author, so I decided to re-read :)
If you can't make it to ISU for the luncheon, you can watch her interview here.

You can catch both of these books for the Kindle, on CD (to listen to in your car) or in paperback!

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