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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.
I thought this book rambled and jumped from place to place, not unusual for someone dealing with grief. Read morePublished 19 days ago by Schnauzer Mom
Timely arrival or a very helpful/interesting book to help get what's going on the the first year after the death of a loved one! Awesome/encouraging/consciousness raising.Published 20 days ago by Jill Jurvelin
In order for this book to work the reader has to trust that the writer is being honest--perhaps brutally so. Read morePublished 22 days ago by zenprof
Great insite into one persons grieving process. Regardless of how privileged or charmed our lives might be death cannot be avoided or its effects on the spirit mitigated. Read morePublished 1 month ago by HH
One of my favorite books on grief. I borrow from here frequently to provide comfort to those experiencing loss.Published 1 month ago by Z girl
Goodreads Description- From one of America's iconic writers, a stunning book of electric honesty and passion. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Regina Niesen