Friday November 6, 2009 | Jeannette Walls & The Glass Castle

November 4, 2009 at 11:56 am | Posted in Coming Up | 2 Comments

Thursday night, Charlotte Talks headed to Lenoir Rhyne University in Hickory for an evening with Jeannette Walls, writer and journalist. She wrote a memoir called The Glass Castle about her turbulent childhood with eccentric, nomadic parents. In it, she describes how she and her siblings learned to care for themselves, grew up, moved to New York, but were followed by their parents who chose life on the streets. We’ll hear that conversation today.
Jeannette Walls
– Writer and journalist best-known as the former gossip columnist for and author of her 2005 memoir, The Glass Castle

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  1. I first met Jeannette Walls in 2008 during her book signing. She had spoken at NFCC’s National conference. Since then, I have shared her story with friends and clients. I feel honored to have heard her speak last night at Lenoir-Rhyne (where I graduated in 1988). I will always be in her ‘fan club’. She is truly inspiring!

    Here’s links to several ‘YOU TUBE’ VIDEOS about JEANNETTE WALLS and her book ‘THE GLASS CASTLE’ (PS: PARAMOUNT PICTURES is currently developing a film about her book)!

    (BOOK TRAILER 45 seconds)

    (Interview & book overview–w/JEANNETTE and HER MOTHER)–about 3 minutes)


  2. The interview with Jeannette Walls was truly an inspiration for resilience and how to use it positively in our lives. I raced out to get the book after this interview and have not put it down except to write this note.

    Thank you, Jeannette, for being such an inspiration to all of us!

    Julie Paul

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