Jeannette Walls opens her memoir of her childhood with a scene of herself as an adult taking a cab t

Jeannette Walls opens her memoir of her childhood with a scene of herself as an adult taking a cab t

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Jeannette Walls opens her memoir of her childhood with a scene of herself as an adult taking a cab  to a party in New York City. During her cab ride she sees her mother picking through a Dumpster.  Mom analyzes various items she finds, and smiles when something strikes her fancy. After watching  for a few moments, Jeannette directs the driver to take her back to her apartment. Jeannette's husband is at work, so she is alone in the apartment. She sits down and feels guilty  about her mother's life, especially as she looks around her comfortable home. After contemplating  her parents' homeless lifestyle for a few moments, she decides to call Mom's friend to leave her  mother a message. A few days later, Jeannette talks to her Mom on the phone and they decide to  meet for lunch at Mom's favorite Chinese restaurant. During lunch, Jeannette asks Mom if there's anything she can do to help. Mom is instantly shocked 
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