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Life Lessons from: Joan Didion

For those not already acquainted, Joan Didion is an essayist, journalist and purveyor of stories drawn mostly from her own life. Her appeal lies in the ease at which she unravels the universal truths about the things we often can’t make sense of ourselves. 329 more words

Joan Didion

Play It as It Lays

The Short Version: Maria Wyeth recounts the bleakness of her life while recuperating from a mental breakdown – revealing the dark underbelly of the Hollywood scene in the 1970s and, perhaps, of the human psyche itself. 1,109 more words


Sometimes I’m sad and I don’t know why. Michael Rosen children's Sad Book

Michael Rosen’s Sad Book:

Anatomy of Loss, Illustrated by Quentin Blake

“Sometimes I’m sad and I don’t know why.

It’s just a cloud that comes along and covers me up.” 727 more words


Don't believe the hype

I’m back, and fully recovered from last weekend’s conference. Thank you to everyone who’s asked me about it and expressed interest in hearing more; I will not bore the rest of you with the details. 632 more words

Review of Joan Didion - Why I Write

Joan Didion’s essay, Why I Write, starts off with a bold statement that implies that writers can use their words to change the reader’s mind, or make the reader view something in a different way that caters to the author. 217 more words

Integrative Seminar

Quotes I Love: Vol. 2

Yesterday’s recommending reading list included Joan Didion, so here’s a Paris Review interview with her, and a choice quote:

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Blarney Candor's Essential Reading Vol. 1

This list is separated into: 1)  recommendations for all readers, and 2) recommendations for writers. Click on the book images for links to buy them on Amazon. 1,685 more words