This book was amazing. It's an autobiography of Jeanette Walls' life living in what I would call beyond a dysfunctional family. It's hard to believe that these 3 children survived to adulthood. Living in the Arizona desert - and I mean the desert, they had no home. Then moving to Carolina and living with her father's family, which was worse than their subsequent move into a hovel of a house with no electricity, no heat, no running water.
I couldn't believe the situation these children lived in, and yet they came out okay. Maybe something in their natural wish to survive lifted them as adults into a healthier place and a better life.
Very good book.