Spoilers I read the book last week so it was fresh in my mind when I went to see the film, and I know this will sound like another book lover whining "the book was better" but this is absolutely the case. If you haven't read Walls' memoir, it is a beautifully written, honest account of a childhood with parents who were selfish and neglectful to an absurd degree. One of the best things about it is that Walls writes without any self pity and focuses the story on how she and her siblings survived thanks to their resourcefulness despite the ridiculous things her parents did. It is emotional because the reader is left to make their own judgement rather than the author telling us to pity her for how awful it was.
Mar 20, Cheryl rated it liked it I had a hard time getting into this book. It is a memoir, Kate grows up with both parents in an unhappy marriage, who stay together for too long and two brothers. The family moves frequently due to dad's job.
Lots of dysfunction, Kate finds comfort in sugar, especially cake. Each chapter ends with a wonderful recipe related to that particular time period in her life. As in many most memoirs, the power of the human spirit is amazing and how she not only survives, but thrives is always great to se I had a hard time getting into this book.
As in many most memoirs, the power of the human spirit is amazing and how she not only survives, but thrives is always great to see. There is one section in the book that really resonated with me, when she decides against her better judgement to visit her mother after graduating from college and cleans out her mother's hoarding like refrigerator.
The rage from, from her narcissistic mother, that follows is heartbreaking, very well written and hit a nerve with a personal experience. Overall, well written, great recipes but each chapter was hit or miss for me. At times I thought I could not finish and at other times I was really into it.
I'm not a seasoned critic by any means, but I believe the purpose of writing a memoir is to draw the reader into your world. Kate Moses succeeded to that end, at least as far as I'm concerned.
Although my story so far is vastly different from hers, I found myself wanting to sit with her over a cup of tea and a slice of cake her recipes are ridiculous and I envy her talents and just expound on life in general and th I'm glad I disregarded the litany of negative reviews before starting this book.
Although my story so far is vastly different from hers, I found myself wanting to sit with her over a cup of tea and a slice of cake her recipes are ridiculous and I envy her talents and just expound on life in general and the joys and sorrows of being a woman.
Reading about the struggles she encountered, I wanted to put my arms around her.
When she triumphed, I wanted to celebrate with her. This is how we as women, at our best, are wired. I am so looking forward to sharing this book with the ladies in my book swap group, because those are the kinds of relationships we have formed.
Every person has a story that is unique and valuable, and I thank Kate Moses for sharing hers with me. The included recipes are like raisins in an oatmeal cookie - they do stand out, but the book needs the added sweetness. Quite possibly the best chapters are the later ones in which the reader is introduced to Moses' young adulthood away from her family and her introduction to the world of writing and food - of which this memoir Moses' memoir of a childhood imbued with sweets and two self-absorbed parents reads like a sugar high - you can't get enough but you know you're going to feel ill later.
Quite possibly the best chapters are the later ones in which the reader is introduced to Moses' young adulthood away from her family and her introduction to the world of writing and food - of which this memoir is the zenith.
Unfortunately, in this case, those accomplishments do not a good memoirist make. I believe the book was intended to be, at least partially, a food memoir since it includes much talk about her love of sweets and recipes.A new film adaptation of Jeannette Walls’s memoir of growing up in a dysfunctional, nomadic family.
Topics. Sections. Latest updates This is “The Glass Castle” at its best, documenting. Dysfunctional Family Roles In The Glass Castle by Jeanette Walls, you see the different roles of a dysfunctional family being played out throughout the book. There are six members of the Walls’ family, Rosemary, Rex, Lori, Jeanette, Brian, and Maureen.
Aug 10, · Eventually, her growing awareness hardens into bitterness, which is how Jeanette ends up in Manhattan looking like Career Girl Barbie. The movie’s past /5.
Growing Up in a Dysfunctional Family and Its Emotional Side in The Glass Castle, a Memoir by Jeanette Walls ( words, 7 pages) The Glass Castle AnalysisJeanette Walls' memoir The Glass Castle delves into the emotional side of growing up in a deeply dysfunctional family in the lowest bracket of poverty in America.
The Glass Castle is a memoir by Jeannette walls about her life. Her family is poor and is constantly moving to avoid having to deal with certain problems.
Jeanette's father, Rex Walls, is an alcoholic and only uses his family to fuel his addiction/5(59). The Glass Castle is a remarkable memoir of resilience and redemption, and a revelatory look into a family at once deeply dysfunctional and uniquely vibrant. When sober, Jeannette’s brilliant and charismatic father captured his children’s imagination, teaching them physics, geology, and /5.