Friday, October 09, 2009

The Glass Castle

I read this book and saw the most miserable sort of childhood that anybody could have. Upon finishing the book, I really didn't have a lot of love for the parents of the author. However, after watching the following video, I saw those parents in a new way.





And you know what I'd really like to have now? One of the pictures that Jeannette Wall's mother painted. They probably aren't in my price range now that she's famous, but I'll put it on my bucket list.

After reading "The Glass Castle", I would love to apologize to my parents for any grief I ever caused them, and I'd like to thank them for helping to make me the person I am now.

Because although all parents are flawed in one way or another, their faults sometimes turn lumps of coal into diamonds.

4 comments:

Paula said...

This book sounds interesting. Think I'll see if I can find it at our library.

Adirondackcountrygal said...

That was a very good book. Amazing what that girl went thru, and for no good reason at all..

MissKris said...

My parents took in Foster Children thru most of my childhood in the late 50s-early 60s. I saw firsthand the end results of years of neglect and abuse...sexual, physical, and emotional. Of all the books I've ever read on the subject, this is the one that affected me most profoundly. If you haven't read it and you made it thru "Glass Castles", I highly recommend it:

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/1558743669/ref=pd_lpo_k2_dp_sr_1?pf_rd_p=486539851&pf_rd_s=lpo-top-stripe-1&pf_rd_t=201&pf_rd_i=0752853716&pf_rd_m=ATVPDKIKX0DER&pf_rd_r=0EEF6PFGSP5W9GBHBQ21

MissKris said...

Hmmmmm...that's a rather weird looking link. If it doesn't work, the book is "A Child Called It" by Dave Pelzer.