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Ms. Didion weaves personal feelings, other writings, readings through her book.
And perhaps that was the point, but in the end I felt that I should not have read the book, and that's never something I like to feel after finishing a book.
Joan Didion is a writer of great talent, and this memoir setting forth her process of grief after the death of her husband, John Gregory Dunne, is powerful.
The first year after the sudden death of her husband consists of flashbacks to various events that occurred during their years together as well as thinking about the day of death. Read morePublished 8 hours ago by A Believer
Expected to Love it, but....
I found this book to be poorly written and extremely overrated. I had really looked forward to it, and had heard how wonderful it was - then had... Read more
Joan Didion writes, One single person is missing in your life and the whole world seems empty. I recommend this book if you have lost someone close to you. Read morePublished 3 days ago by Kevin L. Lein
I lost my husband suddenly earlier this year. We were very close, and it was completely unexpected. Read morePublished 7 days ago by Mary Hammond
As an aspiring magician I was extremely disappointed by this book. There was precious little practical advice for performing magic tricks or how to build a rapport with your... Read morePublished 15 days ago by S. Walsh
This book is great if you are seeking an understanding of loss. It was recommended to me but at this time it didn't appeal to me. Read morePublished 29 days ago by Robin V. Schenck