Bookclub Episode #1

Group Members: Kyla B, Sage D, Oliver A, and Gina Z In our podcast we discussed The Glass Castle by Jeannette Walls, a memoir about a dysfunctional family that runs from the law. Each one of us shared our first impressions/ reactions, provided a quote, and discussed the toxicity of the parents relationship, let alone their parenting.


“I was overcome with panic that she’d see me and call out my name and that someone on the way to the same party would spot us together” (pg 3)

“ Fussing over children who only cry encourages them, she told us. That’s positive reinforcement for negative behavior.” - Page 28

“Dad kept telling me that he loved me, that he never would have let me drown, but you can’t cling to the side your whole life, that one lesson every parent needs to teach a child is ‘If you don’t want to sink, you better figure out how to swim.’” page 66

“You’d be destroying what makes it special,” she said. “Its the joshua trees struggle that gives it its beauty.” page 38