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Ooh this sounds really interesting. You remind me I've long wanted to read Didion - and I must do it!


Her essays are new to me and I will look out for these. However I did read The Year of Magical Thinking and that touched me deeply.


This sounds good. I've heard The White Album is fantastic and I've been meaning to read it for ages. Perhaps I might finally find a way to fit it in.


I have a Didion book on my shelf that I have yet to read. Thanks for this great post, because now I will be moving that book closer to the top of my TBR list. Cheers!

Dorothy W.

I read The White Album a year or so ago and really loved it. I think she's a wonderful essayist. I'll probably read her book The Year of Magical Thinking next, but I'll definitely get to this one too. I'm glad you're reading her!


Litlove--She's been on my list for years as well, so I am happy to finally give myself an excuse to read her!
Catharina--I read that as well and found it so very sad. She's a good writer in any case, but to go through so much emotionally--I think I was in tears for much of the book! I don't think I could even write about it--I looked for a post, but there doesn't seem to be one. The essays are much easier going emotionally anyway!
Stefanie--I'd like to read The White Album, too. I'm not sure which she is more famous for, but I think all her essays are good.
Nadia--I think once you start you'll have a hard time putting the book down! I'm looking forward to reading more!
Dorothy--I read The Year of Magical Thinking and thought it was well down, but draining emotionally. I love her writing style and plan on reading the White Album, too. I thought of just picking an essay from one of the anthologies, but I've wanted to read these books and this gave me the excuse!

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