by Jeannette Walls
Editor: Scribner Book Company
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In the tradition of Mary Karr Les Menteurs Club and Rick Bragg is everywhere, But the Cree, Jeannette Murs wrote a superb and affirmed life memory on survival to a voluntarily impoverished, eccentric, and seriously erroneous family.Jeannette Murs grew up with parents whose ideals and persistence of non-compliance were both their curse and salvation.Rex and Rose Marie Murs had four childrenAt first, they lived like nomads, moving among the desert of the south-western cities, camping in the mountains.Rex was charismatic, brilliant man who, when he was sober, captured his children’s imagination, teaching physics, geology, and above all, how to live life without fear.Rose Marie, who paints and writes and could not bear the responsibility to support her family, is called an “addict excitement” herself.”The cooking of a meal that would be consumed in about fifteen minutes had no call if it could make a painting that could last forever”.Later, when money ran out, or the faded novel of wandering life, the Walls withdrew to West Virginia’s moroseness of mining in the city (and the Rex Murs family had done everything they could to escape…).He drankHe stole money from the grocery store and disappeared for days.As the dysfunction of the family worsened, Jeannette and her brothers and sisters had to fend for themselves, supporting each other as they resisted their parents, betrayal and finally, finding the resources and willingness to leave home.What is surprising about Jeannette Murs is not fair that she had the courage and tenacity and intelligence to come out of it, but that she describes her parents with such a depth of affection and generosity.His is a story of triumph over all expectations, but also of a tender, the moving story of unconditional love in a family that, despite its profound flaws, has given him the fire of determination to carve out a successful life for himself in his own words.For two decades, Jeannette Murs has been hiding her rootsNow Sh
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