Published: New York : Scribner, 2006 *** Book Discussion books check out for 6 weeks with no renewals *** Edition: 1st Scribner trade pbk. ed Description: 288 p. ; 21 cm ISBN/ISSN: 074324754X (pbk.), 9780743247542 (pbk.), Language: English
Winner of the 2006 Alex Award
In the tradition of Mary Karr's "The Liars' Club" and Rick Bragg's "All Over But the Shouting," Jeannette Walls has written a stunning and life-affirming memoir about surviving a willfully impoverished, eccentric and severely misguided family. The child of an alcoholic father and an eccentric artist mother discusses her family's nomadic upbringing, during which she and her siblings fended for themselves while their parents outmaneuvered bill collectors and the authorities
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