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Reading this book has helped me move forward with my life.
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.
I am still amazed that she was able to produce such a beautifully written book in the throes of so much pain.
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 1 day 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 9 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 13 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 13 days ago by Melmo
Horrible book. A self serving wealthy elitist feeling sorry for herself. Blah blah.Published 14 days ago by PaulaP
Words written in a review cannot do justice to this intensely private and personal look into the very heart of grief.Published 19 days ago by Amazon Customer
For anyone who suffers the loss of someone close to them - a child, a spouse ... this is a wonderful description of the way that loss changes you, of walking the path of grief. Read morePublished 19 days ago by Sue from CA