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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.
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 1 day 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 1 day 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 5 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 13 days ago by Yogabillyd
I was afraid that this book would be too depressing, but the insights and gorgeous writing were so worth the sadness. Thoughtful, personal, rich and very effecting.Published 17 days ago by Lyla Oliver
As someone who is a therapist for the bereaved, I find this to be such an accurate and perfect description of the first year following a spousal loss. Read morePublished 18 days ago by Melmo