Jeannette Walls could rewrite the telephone book and make the information funny and interesting. She has VOICE, as my English teachers would say, and it's a voice I love to read.
It's interesting how a book that deals with so many disturbing, sad situations can be so funny! Walls certainly has a talent for putting an entertaining spin on any story.
I was reluctant to pick up this book. A few friends had read and liked it, so I didn't want to feel obligated. Surprise! I really liked it. It reminded me of Betty Smith's style. So instead of Brooklyn, it's like "A Tree Grows in the Southwest."