HomeBook Club‘The Glass Castle: A Memoir’ by Jeannette Walls‘The Glass Castle: A Memoir’ by Jeannette WallsTue, August 22, 2017 by Tessa Snyder SHARE NOW “It’s not a new book, but a friend of mine LOVED it – so I’m going to try it. Plus the movie is out now, gotta read it first.” -Jodi The Glass Castle: A Memoir by Jeannette Walls The Glass Castle is a remarkable memoir of resilience and redemption, and a revelatory look into a family at once deeply dysfunctional and uniquely vibrant. When sober, Jeannette’s brilliant and charismatic father captured his children’s imagination, teaching them physics, geology, and how to embrace life fearlessly. But when he drank, he was dishonest and destructive. Her mother was a free spirit who abhorred the idea of domesticity and didn’t want the responsibility of raising a family. The Walls children learned to take care of themselves. They fed, clothed, and protected one another, and eventually found their way to New York. Their parents followed them, choosing to be homeless even as their children prospered. The Glass Castle is truly astonishing—a memoir permeated by the intense love of a peculiar but loyal family. Check out all of the great book suggestions in our “Not-So-Serious” Book Club Want to hear more? Listen to Murphy Sam and Jodi: On Demand When you follow our podcast on iTunes or the Google Play store, you get exclusive stuff you won’t hear on the show! (It’s FREE to subscribe) And while you’re at it… be sure to follow us on Facebook, Twitter & Instagram and subscribe to our YouTube channel.