I recently finished reading The Glass Castle by Jeannette Walls (I know, only seven years after everyone else). I loved to hate this book and how ridiculous their parents were, but I constantly had to remind my self that this was not a work of fiction. I needed to not pass as much judgment since this was Walls and her siblings’ reality.
It is sad that so many people face the same challenges as Jeannette, but we hear very few success stories. Reading this made me appreciate my upbringing so much more and realize how very lucky I am/was to have parents who were responsible, reliable, and stable.