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Presidential Lecture & Performance Series

Jeannette Walls

Friday, October 2, 2009 | 8:00 pm

TTU Allen Theatre

  • $12 General Admission
  • TTU Students - 1 free ticket with valid ID at the SUB ticket booth
  • Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at TTU Members - $10.00 general admission ticket with valid ID at the Select-A-Seat Civic Center office or SUB ticket booth
  • Select-A-Seat: (806) 770-2000

Book signing immediately following.
Jeannette Walls
"Some people are born storytellers. Some lives are worth telling. The best memoirs happen when these two conditions converge." -New York Newsday
About Jeannette Walls

Critics have called Jeannette Walls' award winning memoir, The Glass Castle, "spectacular," "extraordinary," "incredible," and "riveting." It has been a New York Times best-seller for more than two years, has sold more than two million copies, been translated into 16 languages, and is being made into a movie by Paramount.

Walls' captivating and inspirational story is one of growing up in the desert of the American Southwest and then in a West Virginia mining town with her three siblings and the brilliant, unorthodox, irresponsible parents who manage at once to neglect them, love them, and teach them to face their fears. At times harrowing and at times hilarious, the children go without food and indoor plumbing yet are encouraged to read Shakespeare and dream of the beautiful glass house they will all one day build. Despite all her hardships, Walls develops the determination to leave West Virginia on her own at the age of sixteen, move to New York City, enroll in Barnard College and eventually become a well-known columnist for New York magazine and and a television personality. Walls' triumphant message is one of overcoming hardship and discovering the keys to turning adversity to advantage.

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