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Karanja was a guest writer on the blog last week and gracious enough to send in an extra piece (review) to fill in for me today, being book review day. 929 more words

Book Review

9 years ago at almost exactly this time of year, I was in the next to last week of performances of my first out of town theatre gig. 1,184 more words


Inspiration of the Week #1

I’m currently in the midst of reading Joan Didion’s The Year of Magical Thinking. This is a book that will live on my bookshelf forever and an author I will always look up to. 4,107 more words

Goodbye To All That

Joan Didion 0n ‘Why I Write’ Part Three

…Which was a writer

By which I mean not a ‘good’ writer or a ‘bad’ writer but simply a writer, a person whose most absorbed and passionate hours are spent arranging words on pieces of paper. 158 more words


The Year of Magical Thinking by Joan Didion

Life changes fast.

Life changes in the instant.

You sit down to dinner and life as you know it ends. (pg. 3)

On the evening of 30th December 2003, Joan Didion sat down to dinner with her husband and fellow writer, John Gregory Dunne, at their home in New York.

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Book Reviews

Grief and transformation: The Year of Magical Thinking by Joan Didion

What is grief?

Joan Didion’s husband slumps over the dinner table. Heart attack. They’ve been together for four decades. She can’t imagine life without him. Now she doesn’t have a choice. 428 more words