One of my very favorite books of all time is THE GLASS CASTLE by Jeannette Walls (2006). This book takes off from page 1. I totally identified with the author's childhood as things were much different in the 1950s and 1960s. Parents were more in tune with doing the things they wanted and children were not the main focus. Seen and not heard you might say. Not like the Depression but very little supervision by parents.
Now after 11 years this book is now a major motion picture from Lionsgate starring Brie Larson, Woody Harrelson, and Naomi Watts.
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.
Chronicling the adventures of an eccentric, resilient and tight-knit family, THE GLASS CASTLE is a remarkable story of unconditional love. Oscar® winner Brie Larson brings Jeannette Walls’s best-selling memoir to life as a young woman who, influenced by the joyfully wild nature of her deeply dysfunctional father (Woody Harrelson), found the fiery determination to carve out a successful life on her own terms.
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THE GLASS CASTLE
Cast: Brie Larson, Woody Harrelson, Naomi Watts
Director: Destin Daniel Cretton
Release Date: Friday, August 11