I read The Glass Castle last week for my monthly book club. This is a memoir that tells the story of Jeanette Walls childhood and early adulthood and the abnormal (aw heck, let's say bizarre) upbringing by her parents. Wells tells the story in such a way that at several points I forgot I was reading a memoir and thought this was a piece of fiction. Really, it got to the point where I wondered if this stuff could have really happened (from the opening where the three-year old is cooking hot dogs, to the shack they live in (or should I say endure), in Appalachia.
All that said though, I did enjoy the book. It's not long (under 300 pages), moves fast and is darn engaging. So I'd recommend it.