An Evening with Jeannette Walls
NAM's "Evening with Jeannette Walls" event is less than a month away, and tickets are still available! The dinner, benefiting NAM's Endowment Fund, will be held on Tuesday, May 3 at 6:00 p.m. at the Woodlands Waterway Marriott. Tickets are $150 and tables of ten start at $1,500. To make your reservations, call 281-885-4605 begin_of_the_skype_highlighting 281-885-4605 end_of_the_skype_highlighting or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Critics have called Jeannette Walls’ memoir, The Glass Castle, “spectacular,” “extraordinary,” “incredible,” and “riveting.” It has been a New York Times best-seller for more than three years, has sold more than two million copies, been translated into 16 languages, and is being made into a movie by Paramount. It was named one of the “Top 10 Books of the Decade” by Amazon, and has won numerous awards including the Christopher Award, the American Library Association’s Alex Award, and the Books for Better Living Award.
In The Glass Castle, Walls describes growing up in the desert of the American Southwest and then in a West Virginia mining town with her three siblings and the brilliant, unorthodox, irresponsible parents who manage at once to neglect them, love them, and teach them to face their fears. The story is at times harrowing and at times hilarious as the children go without food and indoor plumbing yet are encouraged to read Shakespeare and dream of the beautiful glass house they will all one day build. Despite all her hardships, Walls develops the determination to leave West Virginia on her own at the age of sixteen, move to New York City, enroll in Barnard College and eventually become a well-known columnist and a television personality.
BYU Idaho Dance Alliance
BYU Idaho's critically acclaimed Dance Alliance will be performing at Spring High School's auditorium on Tuesday, April 19 at 7:30 p.m. Proceeds benefit NAM and Spring High School. Tickets are $7 for adults and $5 for students. To purchase tickets, go to www.byuitxtour.com.