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.