The Glass Castle

The Glass Castle
Author: Jeannette Walls
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 320
Release: 2017-07-11
ISBN: 1501171585
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Glass Castle Book Excerpt:

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.

The Glass Castle

The Glass Castle
Author: Jeannette Walls
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 370
Release: 2007-01-02
ISBN: 1416544666
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Glass Castle Book Excerpt:

A triumphant tale of a young woman and her difficult childhood, The Glass Castle is a remarkable memoir of resilience, redemption, and a revelatory look into a family at once deeply dysfunctional and wonderfully vibrant. Jeannette Walls was the second of four children raised by anti-institutional parents in a household of extremes.

The Glass Castle Summarized for Busy People A Memoir Based on the Book by Jeannette Walls

The Glass Castle   Summarized for Busy People  A Memoir  Based on the Book by Jeannette Walls
Author: Goldmine Reads
Publsiher: Lulu Press, Inc
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2017-09-12
ISBN: 1387177443
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Glass Castle Summarized for Busy People A Memoir Based on the Book by Jeannette Walls Book Excerpt:

Jeannette Walls' The Glass Castle is a memoir of unbreakable spirit and salvation: an account of the life of a dysfunctional yet oddly vivacious family. When sober, Jeannette's father was creative and ambitious. He taught them geology, physics, and how to take on life without doubt or fear. When drunk, he was untruthful and violent. Meanwhile, Jeannette's mother was indifferent and free-spirited. She detested the concept of domesticity, and she disliked the responsibility that came with raising children. Jeannette and her siblings were compelled to look after themselves and fend for one another. Together, they endured. When they had settled in New York, their parents followed—not minding the fact that they had nowhere to stay—just so they could come together as a family once again.

Summary of The Glass Castle

Summary of The Glass Castle
Author: Abbey Beathan
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 76
Release: 2019-06-10
ISBN: 9781646153831
Category: Study Aids
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Summary of The Glass Castle Book Excerpt:

The Glass Castle: A Memoir by Jeannette Walls Book Summary Abbey Beathan (Disclaimer: This is NOT the original book.) The story of Jeannette Walls, a woman who had to escape from her family in order to achieve true happiness. Jeannette Walls definitely lived with an unconventional family. It was a double edged sword. On one hand, her parents were talented and smart, but on the other one, they were also dysfunctional people who slowly but surely, corrupted their marriage. A mother who couldn't stand the responsibility of providing for her family and a father who suffered from alcohol abuse, her family environment was so negative it could only lead Jeannette down a dark path. (Note: This summary is wholly written and published by Abbey Beathan. It is not affiliated with the original author in any way) "You should never hate anyone, even your worst enemies. Everyone has something good about them. You have to find the redeeming quality and love the person for that." - Jeannette Walls The story gets interesting when Jeannette could not stand living with her parents anymore. It was time for Jeannette and her brother to fend for themselves and once they found the necessary resources, they fled from home. The Glass Castle is a story of courage, risking everything to live a happy life and that no matter how grim the situation might be, there's still a way out. An inspiring tale about a woman who triumphed against all odds. P.S. The Glass Castle is an inspiring story about some human beings, with enough determination are able to tip the scale in their favor despite how bad their situation was in the past. P.P.S. It was Albert Einstein who famously said that once you stop learning, you start dying. It was Bill Gates who said that he would want the ability to read faster if he could only have one superpower in this world. Abbey Beathan's mission is to bring across amazing golden nuggets in amazing books through our summaries. Our vision is to make reading non-fiction fun, dynamic and captivating. Ready To Be A Part Of Our Vision & Mission? Scroll Up Now and Click on the "Buy now with 1-Click" Button to Get Your Copy. Why Abbey Beathan's Summaries? How Can Abbey Beathan Serve You? Amazing Refresher if you've read the original book before Priceless Checklist in case you missed out any crucial lessons/details Perfect Choice if you're interested in the original book but never read it before Disclaimer Once Again: This book is meant for a great companionship of the original book or to simply get the gist of the original book. "One of the greatest and most powerful gift in life is the gift of knowledge. The way of success is the way of continuous pursuit of knowledge" - Abbey Beathan

The Memoir and the Memoirist

The Memoir and the Memoirist
Author: Thomas Larson
Publsiher: Ohio University Press
Total Pages: 227
Release: 2007
ISBN: 0804011001
Category: Literary Collections
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Memoir and the Memoirist Book Excerpt:

The memoir is the most popular and expressive literary form of our time. In The Memoir and the Memoirist, critic and memoirist Thomas Larson explores the craft and purpose of writing this new form. Larson guides the reader from the autobiography and the personal essay to the memoir—a genre focused on a particularly emotional relationship in the author's past, an intimate story concerned more with who is remembering, and why, than with what is remembered. For both the interested reader of memoir and the writer wrestling with the craft, The Memoir and the Memoirist provides guidance and insight into the many facets of this provocative and popular art form.

Quicklet on Jeannette Walls The Glass Castle

Quicklet on Jeannette Walls  The Glass Castle
Author: Katie Prout
Publsiher: Hyperink Inc
Total Pages: 103
Release: 2011-12-20
ISBN: 1614645523
Category: Study Aids
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Quicklet on Jeannette Walls The Glass Castle Book Excerpt:

ABOUT THE BOOK When The Glass Castle made the bestseller list and book groups everywhere were featuring it as their headliner, I shied away from the book. As a writer, and an instructor of literature, I tend to be skeptical of the bestseller list. Undoubtedly these are entertaining books, but I usually can't come up with a solid rationale for teaching them to a writing or literature class. So I didn't read The Glass Castle when it was at its most popular. However, when I started teaching memoir writing classes, The Glass Castle came to mind. I decided to give it a try. Reading it, I was surprised at how intense the book was, but also how deeply it resonated with its reader, and how engaging the prose was. I started teaching it to show students how to be courageous in their writing and write with honesty but in a way that pulls in their readers. What I most admired about Jeannette Walls was her ability to be forgiving and compassionate in her telling of the story. MEET THE AUTHOR Born in Port Huron, Michigan, Kathryn Prout has worked as a small town dance teacher, small city nonprofit coordinator, and after school poetry workshop leader for teens. While she's currently busy farming in Ireland, Kathryn always makes sure she has time to read, write, and of course, run. EXCERPT FROM THE BOOK The Glass Castle is a poignant memoir about a dysfunctional but lively family, told from the perspective of the second daughter of four children. Jeannette Walls is three years old when the story begins and well into her adult life when it ends. Her parents, Rex and Rose Mary Walls, are troubled people who struggle with their own issues while trying to raise four children. Neither parent can hold down a job for any length of time. They move around with their children until they finally settle in Welch, West Virginia. In Welch, near Rex's family, they live in squalid conditions. From the time Jeannette and her siblings are young, though, their father has grand plans to build the Glass Castle, taking out his blueprints and showing his ornate design of their home. As the kids get older, they lose faith in their father ever building the Glass Castle, but he does teach them to have dreams. Each child escapes to New York City to realize his or her dreams the way their father didn't.

Memoir

Memoir
Author: Ben Yagoda
Publsiher: Penguin
Total Pages: 304
Release: 2009-11-12
ISBN: 1101151471
Category: Literary Criticism
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Memoir Book Excerpt:

From a critically acclaimed cultural and literary critic, a definitive history and analysis of the memoir. From Saint Augustine?s Confessions to Augusten Burroughs?s Running with Scissors, from Julius Caesar to Ulysses Grant, from Mark Twain to David Sedaris, the art of memoir has had a fascinating life, and deserves its own biography. Cultural and literary critic Ben Yagoda traces the memoir from its birth in early Christian writings and Roman generals? journals all the way up to the banner year of 2007, which saw memoirs from and about dogs, rock stars, bad dads, good dads, alternadads, waitresses, George Foreman, Iranian women, and a slew of other illustrious persons (and animals). In a time when memoir seems ubiquitous and is still highly controversial, Yagoda tackles the autobiography and memoir in all its forms and iterations. He discusses the fraudulent memoir and provides many examples from the past?and addresses the ramifications and consequences of these books. Spanning decades and nations, styles and subjects, he analyzes the hallmark memoirs of the Western tradition?Rousseau, Ben Franklin, Henry Adams, Gertrude Stein, Edward Gibbon, among others. Yagoda also describes historical trends, such as Native American captive memoirs, slave narratives, courtier dramas (where one had to pay to NOT be included in a courtesan?s memoir). Throughout, the idea of memory and truth, how we remember and how well we remember lives, is intimately explored. Yagoda's elegant examination of memoir is at once a history of literature and taste, and an absorbing glimpse into what humans find interesting--one another.

The Gift of Memoir

The Gift of Memoir
Author: Diane Taylor
Publsiher: BPS Books
Total Pages: 184
Release: 2015-01-06
ISBN: 1772360074
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Gift of Memoir Book Excerpt:

The Gift of Memoir is a wonderful guide for Memoir Writing. I especially appreciate how Taylor examines the memoirs of historic, well-known or highly-controversial people for examples of good craft and content, and to illustrate the many quirks and magnificence of the human journey.” –Pegi Eyers, author of Ancient Spirit Rising “Every writer can benefit from reading Diane Taylor’s wonderfully clear, down-to-earth, practical, and inspiring book. But for the memoirist, in particular, Taylor’s expertise is invaluable.” –Philip Marchand, National Post columnist and author of Ghost Empire: How the French Almost Conquered North America The Gift of Memoir is Diane Taylor's gift to writers of every kind, but especially those with a personal or family story to tell. In words that are themselves a stellar example of literary craftsmanship, Taylor shows writers how to show up, open up, and write. She shares moving stories from her own adventurous life. Her short chapters, full of practical advice and inspiring examples, cover such topics as: Establishing a writing ritual Why write memoir? Joining a writing community for diversity and connection Telling the truth when you aren’t sure Journaling to unlock the soul How to approach traumatic events Four strategies to retrieve memories The ingredients of a good anecdote The several senses, not just five, for vivid writing How to choose a form that fits your writing The revision process

The Complete Idiot s Guide to Writing a Memoir

The Complete Idiot s Guide to Writing a Memoir
Author: Victoria Costello
Publsiher: Penguin
Total Pages: 304
Release: 2011-12-06
ISBN: 1101559179
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Complete Idiot s Guide to Writing a Memoir Book Excerpt:

Helps readers write memoirs, personal essays, and life stories of every length and type.

The Glass Castle

The Glass Castle
Author: Jeannette Walls
Publsiher: Hachette UK
Total Pages: 352
Release: 2010-02-04
ISBN: 0748115560
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Glass Castle Book Excerpt:

Now a major motion picture starring Brie Larson, Naomi Watts and Woody Harrelson. This is a startling memoir of a successful journalist's journey from the deserted and dusty mining towns of the American Southwest, to an antique filled apartment on Park Avenue. Jeanette Walls narrates her nomadic and adventurous childhood with her dreaming, 'brilliant' but alcoholic parents. At the age of seventeen she escapes on a Greyhound bus to New York with her older sister; her younger siblings follow later. After pursuing the education and civilisation her parents sought to escape, Jeanette eventually succeeds in her quest for the 'mundane, middle class existence' she had always craved. In her apartment, overlooked by 'a portrait of someone else's ancestor' she recounts poignant remembered images of star watching with her father, juxtaposed with recollections of irregular meals, accidents and police-car chases and reveals her complex feelings of shame, guilt, pity and pride toward her parents.

Boom

Boom
Author: Julie Rak
Publsiher: Wilfrid Laurier Univ. Press
Total Pages: 258
Release: 2013-06-15
ISBN: 1554589401
Category: Literary Criticism
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Boom Book Excerpt:

Since the early 1990s, tens of thousands of memoirs by celebrities and unknown people have been published, sold, and read by millions of American readers. The memoir boom, as the explosion of memoirs on the market has come to be called, has been welcomed, vilified, and dismissed in the popular press. But is there really a boom in memoir production in the United States? If so, what is causing it? Are memoirs all written by narcissistic hacks for an unthinking public, or do they indicate a growing need to understand world events through personal experiences? This study seeks to answer these questions by examining memoir as an industrial product like other products, something that publishers and booksellers help to create. These popular texts become part of mass culture, where they are connected to public events. The genre of memoir, and even genre itself, ceases to be an empty classification category and becomes part of social action and consumer culture at the same time. From James Frey’s controversial A Million Little Pieces to memoirs about bartending, Iran, the liberation of Dachau, computer hacking, and the impact of 9/11, this book argues that the memoir boom is more than a publishing trend. It is becoming the way American readers try to understand major events in terms of individual experiences. The memoir boom is one of the ways that citizenship as a category of belonging between private and public spheres is now articulated.

The Readers Advisory Guide to Nonfiction

The Readers  Advisory Guide to Nonfiction
Author: Neal Wyatt
Publsiher: American Library Association
Total Pages: 340
Release: 2007-05-14
ISBN: 9780838909362
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Readers Advisory Guide to Nonfiction Book Excerpt:

With a focus on eight catagories including memoir, sports, and true crime, a readers' advisory guide includes coverage of the major authors and works, popularity, and style.

American Autobiography After 9 11

American Autobiography After 9 11
Author: Megan Brown
Publsiher: University of Wisconsin Pres
Total Pages: 173
Release: 2017-01-10
ISBN: 0299310302
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

American Autobiography After 9 11 Book Excerpt:

In the post-9/11 era, a flood of memoirs has wrestled with anxieties both personal and national.

Focus On 100 Most Popular Drama Films Based on Actual Events

Focus On  100 Most Popular Drama Films Based on Actual Events
Author: Wikipedia contributors
Publsiher: e-artnow sro
Total Pages: 1486
Release: 2022
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Focus On 100 Most Popular Drama Films Based on Actual Events Book Excerpt:

Find Your Story Write Your Memoir

Find Your Story  Write Your Memoir
Author: Lynn C. Miller,Lisa Lenard-Cook
Publsiher: University of Wisconsin Pres
Total Pages: 147
Release: 2013-05-31
ISBN: 0299293130
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Find Your Story Write Your Memoir Book Excerpt:

Every person has a story to tell, but few beginners know how to uncover their story's narrative potential. And despite a growing interest among students and creative writers, few guides to the genre of memoirs and creative nonfiction highlight compelling storytelling strategies. Addressing this gap, the authors provide a guide to memoir writing that shows how an aspiring writer can use storytelling tools and tactics borrowed from fiction to weave personal experiences into the shape of a story.

Breaking Ground on Your Memoir

Breaking Ground on Your Memoir
Author: Brooke Warner,Linda Joy Myers
Publsiher: She Writes Press
Total Pages: 133
Release: 2014-12-15
ISBN: 1631520113
Category: Reference
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Breaking Ground on Your Memoir Book Excerpt:

In Breaking Ground on Your Memoir, Linda Joy Myers (President of the National Association of Memoir Writers) and Brooke Warner (Publisher of She Writes Press) present from the ground up—from basic to advanced—the craft and skills memoirists can draw upon to write a powerful and moving story, as well as inspiration to write, finish, and polish their own story. Full of rich insights and practical advice and strategies, Breaking Ground on Your Memoir offers all the tools writers need to write a powerful, publishable memoir. In this book you will discover: • how to get focused on what your memoir is about—your themes. • how to build the structure of your story. • techniques to make your memoir come alive. • the secrets of craft: how to write a great scene, colorful and memorable descriptions, narration, and flashback. • how to connect with your reader using through-threads and takeaway so they’ll keep turning the pages, and learn something about their own lives by reading your book. Visit the authors online at WriteYourMemoirInSixMonths.com.

How to Sell Your Memoir

How to Sell Your Memoir
Author: Brooke Warner
Publsiher: She Writes Press
Total Pages: 126
Release: 2013-10-25
ISBN: 1938314883
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

How to Sell Your Memoir Book Excerpt:

How to Sell Your Memoir: 12 Steps to a Perfect Book Proposal offers memoirists an easy-to-follow formula to create a winning book proposal that will attract agents and editors. Brooke Warner is a former acquiring editor and current publisher who breaks the nonfiction proposal into three editorial components and three marketing components. This ebook includes a section about platform—and an explanation of why memoirists need one and how they can build one—as well as real samples from authors who have sold their memoirs to traditional publishers off their proposals. Find easy-to-follow templates and smart tips for navigating agents and publishers, along with best practices memoirists can’t afford not to know!

Generational shift and the American Dream in the Novels of Jeannette Walls

Generational shift and the American Dream in the Novels of Jeannette Walls
Author: Jenny Brocker
Publsiher: GRIN Verlag
Total Pages: 58
Release: 2018-07-27
ISBN: 3668760659
Category: Literary Criticism
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Generational shift and the American Dream in the Novels of Jeannette Walls Book Excerpt:

Examination Thesis from the year 2014 in the subject English Language and Literature Studies - Literature, grade: 1,7, University of Duisburg-Essen (Essen), language: English, abstract: This thesis deals with the generational shift and the question of the American Dream in the novels of Jeannette Walls. One extraordinary book by this American author is the "Glass Castle: A Memoir". This autobiography reveals shocking details of her childhood. The reader cannot believe that parents of four children are that inconsiderate to follow their own interests and neglect the little ones disregarding their basic needs like nourishment, a warm and clean shelter and the possibility of regular school attendance. For several years the family is of no fixed abode and roams through many American states. The children often go hungry and at school their mates mock them because of their worn-out clothes. When the novel "Half Broke Horses" was published the reader might have hoped to get to know more about the family’s background and Jeannette’s mother Rose Mary who often treats her children heartlessly and acts selfishly. This novel is concerned with Lily, Jeannette’s grandmother. The reader learns a lot about her upbringing and her strict way of educating Rose Mary. Both novels, covering at least sixty years, also reflect the American history and values of that time. The thesis, therefore, examines in how far one can speak of a generational shift regarding the women of the families and their role models. As all members of the family strive to reach their personal goals in life it also wants to find out which components of the American Dream are relevant to them and what they can realize.

How to Write a Book Proposal

How to Write a Book Proposal
Author: Jody Rein,Michael Larsen
Publsiher: Penguin
Total Pages: 328
Release: 2017-09-05
ISBN: 1440348219
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

How to Write a Book Proposal Book Excerpt:

THE ESSENTIAL RESOURCE FOR SELLING YOUR BOOK If you want to publish a book, you must present it to agents and publishers with a knock-your-socks-off proposal. Whether you're seeking a traditional press to publish your self-published book or trying to win over an agent for your graphic novel, memoir, or nonfiction title, you need an irresistible proposal. The better your proposal, the better the editor, publisher, and deal you will get. Nailing your proposal requires an understanding of how publishers work and how to brand yourself, build a platform, and structure your book. You'll learn it all in this breezy top-to-bottom revision of the classic 100,000-copy best-seller. Inside How to Write a Book Proposal 5th Edition, you will find: • Examples of successful proposals that earned six-figure deals • Guidance from agents, publishers, and writers • Ways to customize your proposal • Strategies for proposals in the Digital Age • Effective structures for narrative writers • A list of the "Top Ten Proposal Killers" This sassy, thorough guide from industry professionals Jody Rein and Michael Larsen will become your go-to for advice about publishing.

Life Stories

Life Stories
Author: Maureen O'Connor
Publsiher: ABC-CLIO
Total Pages: 723
Release: 2011
ISBN: 1591585279
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Life Stories Book Excerpt:

Memoirs, autobiographies, and diaries represent the most personal and most intimate of genres, as well as one of the most abundant and popular. Gain new understanding and better serve your readers with this detailed genre guide to nearly 700 titles that also includes notes on more than 2,800 read-alike and other related titles. * A list of subjects and suggested "read-alikes" accompany each title * Appendixes cover awards, websites, and resources * Detailed indexes provide further points of access