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. Rose Mary painted and wrote and couldn't stand the responsibility of providing for her family; she called herself an "excitement addict."
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Why we think it’s a great listen: There’s no gentle way to put this – Frank McCourt’s performance of Angela’s Ashes is just better than the Pulitzer Prize-winning book. Frank McCourt shares his sometimes heartwarming, sometimes heartbreaking story of growing up poor, Irish, and Catholic in the Pulitzer Prize-winning memoir Angela's Ashes.
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Jeannette Walls's memoir The Glass Castle was "nothing short of spectacular" ( Entertainment Weekly). Now, in Half Broke Horses, she brings us the story of her grandmother, told in a first-person voice that is authentic, irresistible, and triumphant.
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It is 1970. "Bean" Holladay is 12 and her sister, Liz, is 15 when their artistic mother, Charlotte, a woman who flees every place she’s ever lived at the first sign of trouble," takes off to find herself." She leaves her girls enough money for food to last a month or two. But when Bean gets home from school one day and sees a police car outside the house, she and Liz board a bus from California to Virginia, where their widowed Uncle Tinsley lives in the decaying antebellum mansion that’s been in the family for generations.
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Frank McCourt's Pulitzer Prize-winning memoir, movingly read in his own voice, bears all the marks of a classic. Born in Depression-era Brooklyn to Irish immigrant parents, Frank was later raised in the slums of Limerick, Ireland. His mother, Angela, had no money to feed her children since Frank's father, Malachy, rarely worked, and when he did, he drank his wages. Angela's Ashes is the story of how Frank endured.
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Admit it, you gossip. Everybody does. But nobody does it as well as Hollywood insiders; they've elevated dishing the dirt to an art form. Now the ultimate insider, Jeannette Walls, serves up the biggest dish of all: a fascinating behind-the-scenes look at the last five decades of Hollywood. Get the juice from the stars themselves below in "Celebrity Chat".
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Dette er den sande beretning om Lily, Jeannette Walls' bedstemor. Lily er en imponerende kvinde. En af dem, der tæmmer vilde heste som 6-årig og flytter hjemmefra - ridende 800 km på en pony - som 15-årig. En kvinde, der lærte at mestre et fly lige så godt som en bil, en kvinde, der kunne spille poker som en professionel. Gift blev hun også, og to børn fik hun, hvoraf det ene er Jeannette Walls’ mindeværdige mor, Rosemary Smith Walls, uforglemmeligt portrætteret i Glasslottet.
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Kalifornien 1970. Bean Holladay und ihre älteste Schwester Liz sind Teenager, als ihre geniale Mutter mal wieder von der Bildfläche verschwindet. Für die Mädchen zunächst nicht weiter beunruhigend. Sobald Probleme am Horizont auftauchen, ergreift ihre Mutter die Flucht. Doch dieses Mal scheint die Sache ernst zu sein... Nachdem die Fürsorge bei den Mädchen auftaucht, wissen sie, dass sie sich schnellstens aus dem Staub machen müssen. Mutterseelenallein legen sie den langen Weg nach Byler, Virginia, zurück.
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