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5 Books To Help You Heal

We all go through difficult times and the one thing that always makes me feel better is a good book. But a lot of use wouldn’t reach for a “Self Help” book that just wouldn’t be our first point of call. 1,131 more words

Book Blogger

Picking the Places You Don't Walk Away from

“You have to pick the places you don’t walk away from.” –Joan Didion

…but I believe sometimes those places pick you.

I never knew Oklahoma would be the place I didn’t walk away from.  1,355 more words

Literature

My experience of grief looks nothing like Sheryl Sandberg's

For the first three years after my beloved brother’s death, I could not bear to say his name out loud or look at a picture of him. 1,086 more words

"I really like you," he said.

He really likes me. That’s what he said.

He said I was beautiful.

He said I was smart and interesting.

He said he wanted to get to know me better. 366 more words

Life Experience

The Year of Magical Thinking offers personal grief and mourning

The Year of Magical Thinking offers personal grief and mourning following the cruel reality of Joan Didion‘s loss of her husband and fellow author, … 731 more words

Books

Essays On Her Own: Didion After Her Editor

Book review: After Henry, by Joan Didion

There’s no other storyteller like Joan Didion. She can take the most boring fact and spin a narrative yarn around it that boggles the mind. 787 more words

Memoir

Play It As It Lays

A ruthless dissection of American life in the late 1960s, Play It As It Lays captures the mood of an entire generation, the emptiness and ennui of contemporary society reflected in spare prose that both blisters and haunts the reader. 926 more words

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