Books That Inspire 2011

The Glass Castle: A Memoir
Jeannette Walls

This memoir outlines the stresses, struggles and challenges of poverty, hardship and family. Ms. Walls describes in eloquent terms an inspirational story of growing up and surviving in a climate where most of us would have given up. She is an example of what is "best" and "good" in each of us and that sometimes our inner self has to lead in the decision making process to overcome difficulties. This New York Times Best Seller reminds us that life is not always beyond our control.

Tripp Hall
Vice President
Office of Development