Why this book?
Jeanette's memoir is one of my favourite books. A heartbreaking and heartwarming story of a girl growing up in a home with addiction and mental health issues. Even though her parents have serious problems, the author paints a picture of love at all costs. She weaves us through her childhood, allowing us to see the world through her eyes. You will smile, laugh, and possibly cry.
Why should I read it?
What is this book about?
Now a major motion picture starring Brie Larson, Naomi Watts and Woody Harrelson.
This is a startling memoir of a successful journalist's journey from the deserted and dusty mining towns of the American Southwest, to an antique filled apartment on Park Avenue. Jeanette Walls narrates her nomadic and adventurous childhood with her dreaming, 'brilliant' but alcoholic parents.
At the age of seventeen she escapes on a Greyhound bus to New York with her older sister; her younger siblings follow later. After pursuing the education and civilisation her parents sought to escape, Jeanette eventually succeeds in her quest for the 'mundane,…