Jeanette Walls has a gift for vivid imagery, and has a strong voice throughout the book. This memoir is for anyone who loves to root for the underdog.
I had to read this book for a class and didn't expect it to grow on me as it did. It had me in tears and it had me laughing. Unlike any story I've ever read.
Enjoyed this very much. Gives me great appreciation for my childhood. Never went hungry or homeless, but have gone without many times in my life because of money or the lack thereof.
This book was amazing in the way of survival and family dynamics being so different than most of our families.
I wouldn't even know where to begin in describing this book but was amazed how things turned out in the end. I'd highly recommend it. Truly fascinating!!
This book was not only captivating, but therapeutic for me personally. The writer brilliantly demonstrates how one child in a large family can singularly preserve the goodness of the word "family" in spite of her parents.
To start things off, I only purchased this book because I could not bring myself to continue reading the paperback for class.
The author reads her own book, to the detriment of the entire experience. From the little more than monotone reading style to the underwhelming story. The entire book reads like a bad emo punk song; I lit myself on fire, I am ashamed of my mom and dad, continue listing why life sucks for 5 hrs.
After listening to this I can only conclude is that Walls is a self centered and shallow person. With no right or reason to inflict her melancholy and damn all depressing existence on the world in book or audiobook form.
On a last note, any teachers or professors that would like students to have a life long love of reading do not even mention this book to them. Walk them back from the bottomless pit of self pity and family shaming.