Family Pictures

Here are some photos posted by the author of his family

http://www.jdvance.com/family.html

 

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JD and Usha

Normally I wouldn’t post 2 interviews but NBC did a segment on JD Vance and his wife Usha, which also includes Amy Chua, JD’s Yale Law mentor.

http://www.nbcnews.com/megyn-kelly/video/an-unlikely-pairing-j-d-vance-and-wife-usha-974707779850 

Memoir

One of the things that I want to discuss for this book is the concept of a memoir. Here are some articles that look at how the memoir has been seen over time and how the memoir is viewed now. I am going to print out some of these articles and discuss some passages with the group.

New York Times: The Problem With Memoirs  printed 1/28/2011

History Hoydens: The Trouble With Memoirs 1/27/2009

HTML Giant: Get Me Up Close to the Lives of Others 1/31/2011

The Rumpus: Conversations With Writers Braver Than Me  1/24/2011

SheWrites: Part II, The Problem With Memoirs 1/12/2017

Slate: A Brief History of Memoir Bashing 3/30/2007

 

Take A Stroll Through Mooreland

Using Google Maps, we can take a virtual tour of Mooreland! Follow this link.

If you do not know how to use Google’s street view, here are some directions.

  1. Look in the bottom right corner for the yellow person icon, it looks like this: g
  2. Click and hold on the person icon. Drag the yellow guy to any of the streets that have now turned blue g2
  3. Let go and the camera will zoom in so it feels like you’re walking around town!
  4. Use the mouse to walk around town. Click and hold to move the camera in any direction. You can also click on the arrow on the street to ‘walk’ anywhere around town! g3
  5. To leave street mode click on the zoom out box (-) in the bottom right corner

And that’s it. Have fun! On the bottom are photographs submitted either by Google or other people you can click on and explore as well.

Interview with Haven Kimmel

As usual here is your interview with the author. This time around I couldn’t find any short audio or video interviews with Haven so I will link to a stenographied version of an audio interview: https://www.bookbrowse.com/author_interviews/full/index.cfm/author_number/586/haven-kimmel 

Hobart Street

Recent Interview with Jeannette Walls

Here is a 2013 interview with Jeannette Walls with the New York Times. A definite read for those wondering how Jeannette and her family get on now.

Walls Family Pictures

Sorry for the pause in posts, folks. Took my own vacation last week. Not quite the kind the Walls family would take but still nice all the same. Here are some picture I found off of a MySpace account held by Jeannette Walls of her family.

Rex and Rose Mary Walls

Young Jeannette

Young Lori

Young Brian

Young Maureen

93 Little Hobart Street

 

Walls Family Wanderings

Someone at Tripline. net was kind enough to map out the travels of the itinerant Walls family! Check it out:

Jeannette Walls

Here’s an interview Jeannette Walls gave with Gothamist.

It has some interesting insight from Walls as she talks about her family’s reaction to the book, how insight from readers as made her look at her family, and some thought provoking thoughts about luck.

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