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Jeannette Walls (born April 21, 1960) is an American author and journalist widely known as former gossip columnist for MSNBC.com and author of The Glass Castle, a memoir of the nomadic family life of her childhood. Published in 2005, it had been on the New York Times Best Seller list for 421 weeks as of June 3, 2018. She is a 2006 recipient of the Alex Awards and Christopher Award. Early life and education Walls was born on April 21, 1960, in Phoenix, Arizona, to Rex Walls and Rose Mary Walls. Walls has two sisters, Lori and Maureen, and one brother, Brian. Walls' family life was rootless, with the family shuttling from Phoenix to California (including a brief stay in the Tenderloin district of San Francisco), to Battle Mountain, Nevada, and to Welch, West Virginia, with periods of homelessness. When they finally landed in Rex's Appalachian hometown of Welch the family lived in a three-room house without plumbing or heat.Walls moved to New York at age 17 to join her sister Lori (at that point a waitress and soon working as an artist for Archie Comics). With the aid of grants, loans, scholarships and a year spent answering phones at a Wall Street law firm she was thereafter able to complete a bachelor's degree in Liberal Arts at Barnard College. Education Walls graduated from Barnard College in 1984 with honors. Career Early in her career Walls interned at a Brooklyn newspaper called The Phoenix and eventually became a full-time reporter there. From 1987 to 1993 she wrote the "Intelligencer" column for New York magazine. She then wrote a gossip column for Esquire, from 1993 to 1998, then contributed regularly to the gossip column "Scoop" at MSNBC.com from 1998 until her departure to write full-time in 2007. Walls has contributed to USA Today, and has appeared on The Today Show, CNN, Primetime, and The Colbert Report. Her 2000 book, Dish: The Inside Story on the World of Gossip, was a humorous history of the role gossip has played in U.S. media, politics and life.In 2005, Walls published the best-selling memoir The Glass Castle, which details the joys and struggles of her childhood. It offers a look into her life and that of her dysfunctional family. The Glass Castle was well received by critics and the public. It has sold over 4 million copies and has been translated into 31 languages. It received the Christopher Award, the American Library Association's Alex Award (2006), and the Books for Better Living Award. Paramount bought the film rights to the book, and in March 2013 announced that actress Jennifer Lawrence would play Walls in the film adaptation. On October 9, 2015, it was reported that Lawrence withdrew from the film and she would be replaced by actress Brie Larson. In 2009, Walls published her first novel, Half Broke Horses: A True-Life Novel, based on the life of her grandmother Lily Casey Smith. It was named one of the ten best books of 2009 by the editors of The New York Times Book Review.Walls' novel The Silver Star was published in 2013. Her novel, Hang the Moon: A Novel, is scheduled for publication in March, 2023. Works cited Dish: The Inside Story on the World of Gossip. New York: Avon Books, Inc. March 2000. ISBN 0-380-97821-0. The Glass Castle. New York: Scribner. March 2005. ISBN 0-7432-4753-1. Half Broke Horses: A True-Life Novel. New York: Scribner. October 2009. ISBN 978-1-4165-8628-9. The Silver Star. Scribner, 2013.Personal life Walls married Eric Goldberg in 1988; they divorced in 1996. She married fellow New York writer John J. Taylor in 2002, and the couple now lives outside Culpeper, Virginia, on a 205-acre farm. In popular culture Her memoir has been adapted into a film with the same name The Glass Castle, where actress Brie Larson portrayed Walls. References External links Publisher's biography . Discover the Jeannette Walls popular books. Find the top 100 most popular Jeannette Walls books.

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Vivian ArendMay 21, 2019Get

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Colleen HooverOctober 14, 2013Get

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Juliet GauvinOctober 17, 2015Get

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Apple Inc.October 24, 2022Get

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Savannah KadeMarch 24, 2020Get

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Michelle SmithFebruary 20, 2015Get

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Emily BrontëNovember 30, 1847Get

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Lewis CarrollNovember 25, 1865Get

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Various AuthorsDecember 17, 2012Get

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Cheryl BradshawApril 25, 2012Get

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Lexy TimmsAugust 24, 2021Get

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Lexy TimmsMarch 16, 2019Get

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Sebastian GoodwinMarch 25, 2021Get

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Arthur Conan DoyleOctober 14, 1892Get

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David CohneJuly 13, 2015Get

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Ronald A. ValentinoJanuary 31, 2016Get

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Autumn GazeNovember 30, 2022Get

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Carly WinterJune 9, 2022Get

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Emperor of Rome Marcus AureliusDecember 25, 2008Get

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Uncle AmonJune 15, 2015Get

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Eric JordanAugust 2, 2016Get

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King JamesAugust 30, 2012Get

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Apple Inc.October 24, 2022Get

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Kendall RyanOctober 13, 2020Get

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Glynnis CampbellOctober 12, 2014Get

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Sarah PeisApril 28, 2022Get

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Aimee EasterlingOctober 24, 2014Get

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Kellie Coates GilbertMarch 2, 2017Get

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Jackie WegerDecember 8, 2020Get

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Kait NolanJuly 19, 2019Get

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A. Rivers & Alexa RiversJanuary 20, 2022Get

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Beau NortonSeptember 23, 2015Get

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Greg Habstritt & Napoleon HillDecember 23, 2010Get

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Beau NortonSeptember 26, 2015Get

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Apple Inc.September 12, 2022Get

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Sun TzuOctober 4, 2010Get

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Herman MelvilleOctober 17, 1851Get

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A. Rivers & Alexa RiversJanuary 20, 2022Get

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Dale CarnegieJuly 7, 2022Get

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Jodi BasyeFebruary 14, 2022Get

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F. Scott FitzgeraldApril 10, 1925Get

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Louisa May AlcottSeptember 29, 1868Get

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Kay LyonsApril 18, 2022Get

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AnonymousMarch 18, 2022Get

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Apple Inc.September 16, 2021Get

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Jane AustenJanuary 28, 1813Get

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Michael GordonSeptember 7, 2020Get

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