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Book Challenge Day 17- Favorite Autobiographical Book

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While this post is not going to be about my favorite autobiographical book since we covered my obsession with Running With Scissors in my first post, it will be about a phenomenal one I’ve read recently.

 

I had heard great things about this book and always had it on my ever-growing “to read” list, so when I saw it on my cousin’s bookshelf I just had to snatch it. I’m pretty sure I read it in three or four days. I just couldn’t put it down. It’s another story about a wildly troubling childhood (what makes me love these books so much?)  Jeannette Walls tells her story as she saw it growing up. She takes you through her childhood from being a little girl that didn’t know living in the desert or condemned houses was anything other than normal and loving her dad’s adventures to a growing child that resented him for drinking and gambling away what little food money the family could scrape together. It’s a story of a child turned adult to replace the parents she didn’t really have. You will be blown away by this little girl’s strength and determination to make a better life for her siblings.

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About Jaclyn

I’m a digital copywriter at an advertising agency- think Peggy from Mad Men but remove the print ads and add a website. Between my family, friends and job I hear a lot of interesting things. I’ve decided to share them and how they inspire me on this blog. There’s no theme or goal in mind and I promise I will not update with any kind of regularity. But hopefully whatever I do put up here will be entertaining, or entertaining enough to add to the “procrastinating at work by checking every mediocre website on the internet” list.

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