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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.
Easy read, good read. Ms Didion speaks right on, about grief and all the nuances dealing with a very painful subject.Published 1 day ago by Nancy DiChiara
Very well written book, but don't look for it to be a "pick me up" or mood booster.Published 2 days ago by Heidi
Forced into some magical thinking of my own this year, I could relate to parts of this book. I understood everything the woman was saying but was not totally engaged in her story... Read morePublished 4 days ago by Biddy Mulligan
Joan Didion great as always. Again, a little difficult for someone early in the grieving process. Helped me realize it takes rime; I can't rush things' probably not ready to... Read morePublished 4 days ago by Pamela Stewart
This is an interesting book, though not well titled, I thought. It is a deeply introspective journey of Didion's life in the year that followed her husband's death.Published 8 days ago by Gavnook
I had so much trouble with this book - Joan is so in her head and not at all connected to her heart. Read morePublished 16 days ago by YogiWill