Contributor biographical information for The glass castle [sound recording] : a memoir / Jeannette Walls.
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Jeannette Walls was born in Phoenix, Arizona, and grew up in the southwest and Welch, West Virginia. She graduated from Barnard College and was a journalist in New York City for twenty years. Her memoir, The Glass Castle, a triumphant account of overcoming a difficult childhood with her dysfunctional but vibrant family, has been a New York Times bestseller for over three years. A publishing sensation around the world, The Glass Castle has sold more than 2.5 million copies in the U.S. and has been translated into twenty-two languages. Walls is the recipient of numerous honors, including the Christopher Award for helping to "affirm the highest values of the human spirit," as well as the American Library Association's Alex Award, and the Books for Better Living Award. The Glass Castle was chosen as Elle magazine's book of the year. Walls lives in rural Virginia with her husband, the writer John Taylor.
Library of Congress subject headings for this publication:
Children of alcoholics -- United States -- Biography.
Children of alcoholics -- West Virginia -- Welch -- Biography.
Dysfunctional families -- United States -- Case studies.
Dysfunctional families -- West Virginia -- Welch -- Case studies.
Poor -- West Virginia -- Welch -- Biography.
Homeless persons -- Family relationships -- New York (State) -- New York.