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  by Jeannette Walls

category Nonfiction
ISBN: 0743247531
Books Registered: 30
BookCrossing Rating: Average 10 star rating by BookCrossing Members
Books in the Wild: 7
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Amazon Editorial Review

This is a startling memoir of a successful journalist's journey from the deserted and dusty mining towns of the American Southwest, to an antique filled apartment on Park Avenue. Jeanette Walls narrates her nomadic and adventurous childhood with her dreaming, 'brilliant' but alcoholic parents. At the age of seventeen she escapes on a Greyhound bus to New York with her older sister; her younger siblings follow later. After pursuing the education and civilisation her parents sought to escape, Jeanette eventually succeeds in her quest for the 'mundane, middle class existence' she had always craved. In her apartment, overlooked by 'a portrait of someone else's ancestor' she recounts poignant remembered images of star watching with her father, juxtaposed with recollections of irregular meals, accidents and police-car chases and reveals her complex feelings of shame, guilt, pity and pride toward her parents.


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Registered by michyj of Perth, Western Australia Australia on Thursday, September 21, 2006

Current status: travelling Average 7 star rating by BookCrossing Members


Registered by roadrunner of Spring, Texas USA on Tuesday, January 09, 2007

Current status: reserved Average 9 star rating by BookCrossing Members


Registered by wingNancyNovawing of Lansdale, Pennsylvania USA on Saturday, July 12, 2008

Current status: available Average 10 star rating by BookCrossing Members


Registered by doriayve of Jersey City, New Jersey USA on Sunday, October 01, 2006

Current status: travelling Average 9 star rating by BookCrossing Members


Registered by wingcordelia-annewing of Someplace, Georgia USA on Wednesday, October 18, 2006

Current status: travelling Average 9 star rating by BookCrossing Members


Registered by wingjudygreeneyeswing of San Diego, California USA on Saturday, September 27, 2008

Current status: travelling Average 8 star rating by BookCrossing Members


Registered by cafekat of Rotonda West, Florida USA on Friday, December 08, 2006

Current status: to be read This book has not been rated.


Registered by chronicbooker3 of Oakville, Ontario Canada on Saturday, February 03, 2007

Current status: to be read Average 9 star rating by BookCrossing Members


Registered by nhallo of Willmar, Minnesota USA on Sunday, September 10, 2006

Current status: travelling Average 8 star rating by BookCrossing Members


Registered by blonde0318 of Rincon, Georgia USA on Friday, January 05, 2007

Current status: to be read Average 7 star rating by BookCrossing Members


Registered by dinaper of Naperville, Illinois USA on Monday, March 05, 2007

Current status: reserved Average 8 star rating by BookCrossing Members


Registered by Lyn24 of Scottsdale, Arizona USA on Saturday, March 24, 2007

Current status: travelling Average 10 star rating by BookCrossing Members


Registered by annetteski of Tumwater, Washington USA on Wednesday, April 04, 2007

Current status: travelling Average 9 star rating by BookCrossing Members


Registered by millerbug of Cortez, Colorado USA on Thursday, July 03, 2008

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Registered by mauidasch of Wailuku, Hawaii USA on Sunday, September 21, 2008

Current status: travelling Average 9 star rating by BookCrossing Members


Registered by princess-peapod of San Luis Obispo, California USA on Thursday, February 05, 2009

Current status: travelling Average 9 star rating by BookCrossing Members


Registered by MPizzaRanch of Marcus, Iowa USA on Sunday, April 12, 2009

Current status: travelling Average 10 star rating by BookCrossing Members


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Current status: travelling Average 8 star rating by BookCrossing Members


Registered by Poobah1 of Lake Elmo, Minnesota USA on Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Current status: travelling Average 9 star rating by BookCrossing Members


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Current status: travelling Average 9 star rating by BookCrossing Members




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