Honestly, I don't recall what made me choose this book, maybe it was even a mistake, or maybe it was FATE! I love Jeannette Walls now. I relate to that scrappy girl and the hard-working woman she became. This story is amazing in so many ways. It is hard to tell such stories with the right balance of love/humor/tragedy. She did it so beautifully. I love her voice reading her story, too. Inspirational.
Usually once I read a book, I end up giving it away; or, in the case of audiobooks, forget about it.
This book has touched my heart in a way not many have. Such great story telling. The author tells us about her life in an honest and simple yet descriptive and expressive way.
I recommend this book for everyone.
I bounced from feeling angry, to sad, to frustrated,and back again. This was a great book for me to read as I volunteer at a community crisis. I came away with a greater understanding of being homeless, being raised in poverty, and the stigmas attached to both.
I recommend this book.
A story about a special girl raised by a mentally ill mother and alcoholic father, who turns out strong, insightful...and amazing. Love that it's read by the author.
Effectively truthful feel to this memoir. The author's honesty is humbling and only underlines that growing up ain't easy, especially when one's own parents haven't done so. I'll bet I'm not the only child of ....er, emotionally and mentally challenged parents who can relate at least in part. Beautifully done but some of the pain will linger with readers. Or it has for this reader.
The book had potential as an audible with good writing and the story had some good honest moments, but it was impossible to get through the poor reading. This is why authors should not read their own books. A great reader is every bit as important as the words they read out loud to us. What was Audible thinking recommending this as an editor' pick? Lesson I learned is don't buy the editor's pick!
This story is all about the characters. The author does an excellent job of building them and telling a good story. This wasn't a book that I just couldn't put down, but it was an enjoyable listen that I would recommend to anyone looking for a good read. The author did an excellent job with the narration, too.
I was looking for something funny. This was bitter, funny in a way, enjoyable all the way. I kept on wanting to listen more.
I was so sorry for all these things that were happening. And in the end I realized that the narrator was the author of the book, who was the girl the book was talking about. It gave me chills.
I love classics and non-fiction!
Such a great story; happy, sad, all of the emotions. It's well written and well read. You'll be glad you chose this book.