Author Jeannette Walls Talks Best-Seller THE GLASS CASTLE

Walls shares her powerful story… a story that became a best-seller!

BackstageOL’s Dave Morales sat down with author Jeannette Walls in this backstage interview to talk about Destin Daniel Cretton’s drama The Glass Castle, a film based on Walls’s 2005 memoir of the same name.

In the interview, Walls explained that she was tired of being ashamed of her childhood and wanted to share her story with the world. “There’s hope out there,” she said. “I honestly believe that those of us who’ve had tough times can be at an advantage over those who haven’t struggled, because we learn so much about survival.”

The film’s synopsis:

Based on a memoir, four siblings must learn to take care of themselves as their responsibility-averse, free-spirit parents both inspire and inhibit them. When sober, the children’s brilliant and charismatic father captured their imagination, teaching them physics, geology, and how to embrace life fearlessly. But when he drank, he was dishonest and destructive. Meanwhile, their mother abhorred the idea of domesticity and didn’t want to take on the work of raising a family.

The Glass Castle hits theaters August 11th. For more from Walls, check out the full interview below!

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