A review of "The Glass Castle" — 5 years ago
A bookend to Nick Flynn’s Another Bullshit Night In Suck City, in that Jeannette Walls neither deifies nor vilifies her parents. You can’t help but root for the elder Wallses, as they both have a unique charm. But you want to shake them for squandering opportunities to provide their children with a healthy, stable home. Haunting, painful, funny and resonant.