“The Glass Castle” is a memoir based on a true story that was written by Jeannette Walls. This memoir follows Jeannette’s childhood and the struggles that she had to face growing up. Jeannette grew up in poverty, and her family was constantly moving. Her father struggled with alcoholism and her mother could not handle the responsibility of providing for her family. The memoir follows the story of Jeannette’s life and the measures she and her siblings had to take in order to capture a “normal” life.