The author of the Glass Castle jeannette walls grew up with free spirited parents a older sister and a younger brother and a younger sister. She moved around alot as a child and had to lived with parents who were not always around. While growing up she had to learn how to fend for herself. As she grew up she got out of her poverty sticken life and became a gossip journalist form MSNBC. She also has written three books; The half broke horses, Dish:How Gossip Became the News and the News Became Just Another Show and The Glass Castle.