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Review: After Henry

After Henry by Joan Didion
170 pages
Published by Alfred A. Knopf, 1992
Genre: Essays, non-fiction
Rating: 4 out of 5 stars
Re-readability: I will probably give this one a read again in the next few years. 547 more words


after henry | joan didion


this book of essays was written in memory of henry robbins, didion’s editor. in part, subjects include: the reagan presidency (and the disconnect between the reagans and average americans); michael dukakis’ 1988 presidential campaign; patty hearst’s kidnapping by the symbionese liberation army; didion’s education and career at berkeley; a los angeles murder trial merging celebrity and crime; the history of the… 737 more words


“Cool Girl” Immortal: Understanding Joan Didion

At twenty-one and far from comfortable with mortality, I took a class on “medical anthropology” which introduced me to the work of both Arthur Kleinman and Joan Didion. 861 more words


1 swell paragraph from Joan Didion

Swam through Joan Didion’s “South and West,” scattered notes and essays (mostly about visiting the south) and came across this gem. For me basically confirms why she’s the best: 156 more words


#38 It's Ok to Not be Ok Right Now.

During my dad’s visit with us a few weeks ago, he shared the news that he and his girlfriend would be getting married some time in the near future. 729 more words

The 99.8%

In “Hang the DJ,” the fourth episode of the fourth season of the British TV series Black Mirror, its premise takes on an expedient approach to speed dating. 1,819 more words