LSC-PA lecture series will feature author Jeannette Walls
Journalist and best-selling author Jeannette Walls will be the speaker in the Oct. 21 Distinguished Lecture Series at Lamar State College-Port Arthur.
Walls' first book, the powerful memoir The Glass Castle, which has been on the New York Times Best-Seller list for more than three years, sold more than one million copies and was named one of the "Top 10 Books of the Decade" by Amazon.com.
The book is a moving account of Walls' life growing up in extreme poverty with three siblings and brilliant but unorthodox and irresponsible parents. It chronicles the family's travels from the deserts of the Southwest to the mountains of West Virginia to her parents' homelessness in
New York City.
Walls' second book, Half-Broke Horses: A True Life Novel, was published in October 2009 and quickly made best-seller lists across the country.
Today, Walls is working on her next book while, at the same time, Paramount Pictures is developing a major motion picture about her life.
Distinguished Lecture Series presentations are free and open to the public. The event begins at 7 p.m. in the Carl Parker Center, 1800 Lakeshore Drive on the Lamar State campus.