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The Year of Magical Thinking

“I know why we try to keep the dead alive: we try to keep them alive in order to keep them with us.

I also know that if we are to live ourselves there comes a point at which we must relinquish the dead, let them go, keep them dead.”

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"The Year of Magical Thinking"

I had a very educated woman as my senior year English teacher in high school. She held a doctorate and she did a superlative job preparing us for the AP English exam in the spring. 489 more words

Strong Women

Joan Also Said

I enjoy researching and finding these quotes about writing and publishing. The process often unveils writing’s individualized nature, how each finds their own truth about what they’re doing, how, and why.


Joan Didion - Favorite Books

The favorite books of author, journalist, and screenwriter Joan Didion are examined below. During her senior year at the University of California, Berkeley, Didion won the Prix de Paris, a yearly contest sponsored by Vogue whereby all seniors at accredited colleges throughout the United States are invited to submit writing entires. 293 more words

Random Confessional #49: I'm In Love With Fran Lebowitz & Always Will Be.

Yes, you read the title right. Also, my number sequence in the ‘Random Confessional’ series is all a big lie. I don’t even have a sequence. 1,982 more words


Stop Slouching, Son

Slouching towards Bethlehem
Slouching towards Joan Didion
Slouching towards William Butler Yeats
Slouching towards The Second Coming
Slouching towards the poem by William Butler Yeats called The Second Coming… 48 more words


"Fashion must be the intoxicating release from the banality of the world": Diana Vreeland's D.V., Cecil Beaton's The Glass of Fashion, and the price of happiness

I wrote this essay in the Fall of 2017:

This is an essay written out of desperation. It centers around the question, “What is the price of happiness?” I agree in the Eve Kosofsky Sedgwick’s characterization constructed in her essay “Paranoid Reading and Reparative Reading” that much contemporary critical theory, particularly queer theory, is concerned with anticipation and exposure in relation to their objects of inquiry, working in a mode that she terms paranoid. 4,923 more words