Jeannette Walls is an author and a journalist most known for her gossip columns on She had written for Esquire, USA Today, and New York magazine. Eventually she transitioned to writing, first part-time and then full time in 2007. Her first book Dish: The Inside Story on the World of Gossip came out in 2000, but it was her memoir The Glass Castle that really took off and prompted her to move to full time writing. Now her memoir The Glass Castle is coming to the big screen.

Screen Rant got a chance to talk with Jeannette Walls on press day, where we discussed which stories did not make it to the screen, how the kids in the movie were able to create such incredible performances, and how surreal it was to see her life being brought to life on screen.

Obviously the book has more stories in it, but ...

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