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Joan Didion and Her Blue Nights

I’ve spent a great deal of time with Joan Didion lately.  As I was finishing her book, “Blue Nights,” my pal, Janice, told me about the new documentary about Didion on Netflix, The Center Will Not Hold,” so I watched that, too. 710 more words

The Year of Magical Thinking

For this year’s A to Z Blog challenge, I thought I’d draw back the curtain and explore the life and times of a bibliophile.  Care to join me? 195 more words

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The Year of Magical Thinking-Book Review

Joan Didion takes us through her year after losing her husband unexpectedly; and at the same time, having her only daughter in critical condition. It’s an honestly written book on the denial, fog, and numbness she felt from her loss.   367 more words


The Year of Magical Thinking - Joan Didion

What do you do when the impossible happens? When your husband dies and your daughter is in a hospital in a coma? How do you survive? 505 more words


We are Imperfect Mortal Beings

We are not idealized wild things. We are imperfect mortal beings, aware of that mortality even as we push it away, failed by our very complication, so wired that when we mourn our losses we also mourn, for better or for worse, ourselves.

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The Year of Magical Thinking - Joan Didion - Quotes

I saw immediately that there would be no need to add the word “ordinary,” because there would be no forgetting it: the word never left my mind. 607 more words


I Know Why We Try to Keep the Dead Alive.

I have been advised to consume 8-10 glasses of water every day. I believe it is a professional way of saying pull your shit together, girl… 1,496 more words