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Say What? Jeannette Walls on Secrets and Vampires

A wise friend of mine once said this. They suck the life out of you, but they can only survive in the darkness. Once they're exposed to the light, there's a moment of horror, of recognition, and then poof — they lose their power over you.


— Author and former gossip columnist for MSNBC.com Jeannette Walls in the November issue of Oprah magazine on how secrets are like vampires. Walls should know about telling secrets. Her searing memoir The Glass Castle revealed the harrowing childhood she endured being raised by two eccentrics who could barely keep food on the table. To hear Walls speaking about riding in a taxicab in New York City and seeing her homeless mother rooting around in trash cans,

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sham28 sham28 6 years
I read it, too, it's fascinating.
mix-tape mix-tape 6 years
This book is relevant for me! Just had to cut ties with my close friend and her husband. They sound like the parents in this book, very out of touch with reality. Definitely ordering the book now.
Love-and-Sex Love-and-Sex 6 years
It really is an amazing book. Everyone should read it!
Candizzle Candizzle 6 years
The Glass Castle is amazing! Love it!
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