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- Average Customer Review: 3.7 out of 5 stars See all reviews (159 customer reviews)
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This book just comes across as not making much sense at all.
Her honesty in discussing life, aging, the onset of frailty, losses - will oddly enough help anyone with this in the future - which of course is all of us.
This is a beautifully written, touching biography or autobiography, wonderfully excerpting the most delicate and touching points to tell a beautiful story.
I haven't read the book but I've read many things Joan Didion has written. She is an extremely good writer who will take a prominent place in the history of nonfiction and fiction... Read morePublished 21 days ago by BellaTerra66
The title of my review is a quote from the book. We believe that we can find solace in our memories, but in reality they can simply be too painful. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Jill Clardy
I found this memoir overly depressing and therefore did not like it. I would recommend it to professional psychologists only.Published 1 month ago by Oldie but goody
You need to be sure to follow reading this book immediately with some kind of lighthearted activity. Otherwise, you'll be sad for quite a while. Read morePublished 2 months ago by Alice Breemer
In my fantasy world, Joan Didion is my older sister's best friend. She's the adult in the room, but still very much in touch with what makes our world so curious and, at times,... Read morePublished 2 months ago by Jasper
Joan Didion speaks of life before and after Quintana. A very direct account of facing the depredations of age and infirmity. Read morePublished 2 months ago by Linda Zaroyko
This book was sent to my grieving sister when she lost her daughter.
She praised it--said it helped her cope with her loss.
Why is it that writers of excellent fiction are completely unable to pull if off when writing about their own lives? Read morePublished 3 months ago by Sharon
If you have not read the Year of Magical Thinking, you should before reading this book. It is a beautiful love letter to her daughter. Read morePublished 3 months ago by kid Katz