Jeannette Walls will be the guest speaker at today’s Port Huron Town Hall at McMorran. The event which begins at 10:30 a.m. is sold out. Jeannette Walls was born on April 21, 1960 to Rex and Rose Mary Walls in Phoenix, Arizona. She is the Walls’ third child; though at her birth Rex and Rosemary had already lost one daughter at only 9-months of age. As a child Jeannette was tall and skinny with red hair like her siblings Brian and Lori. Her first memory is being burned by a fire while cooking hot dogs at age three. Jeannette’s memoir details the story of her life, which is characterized by constant movement and unconventional parents. After her junior year of high school Jeannette moved away from home to live in New York City with her older sister, Lori. (con’t)There she began her career as a journalist, working for The Phoenix. She graduated from Barnard College in 1984 with honors. Walls is known for her work on the MSNBC.com gossip column “Scoop”. She is also the author of three books: Dish: The Inside Story on the World of Gossip (2000), The Glass Castle (2005), and her first fiction work Half Broke Horses: A True-Life Novel (2009), which details the life of her grandmother Lilly Smith. Her most recent, published last year The Silver Star. Next month’s guest will be The best known of all the former press secretaries to HM The Queen, Dickie Arbiter.