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5.0 out of 5 stars writes with clarity and honesty................, March 2, 2007
This review is from: The Glass Castle: A Memoir (Paperback)
In The Glass Castle, Jeannette Walls tells the story of her amazing life. She weaves a brilliant and clear look at a life that would leave most people bitter and angry. She, however, writes with a clarity and honesty that would seem nearly impossible,especially as there is really no blaming and no self pity. It is almost as if emotionally she watched it happen to someone else, not her. She does not fail to write about anyones shortcomings,..on the other hand she also honestly portrays their good aspects even when they would have been easy to overlook or dismiss. This is an odd story because of this nearly detached, non-judgemental manner of writing, but it works brilliantly for the same precise reasons. The events happen, there seems to be no way to head them off and yet in the end the acceptance of the facts of the matter, the acceptance of parents that are narcissistic and misguided lend an aura of purity and purpose to the telling of the tale.
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