Let Me Tell You What I Mean by Joan Didion

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From one of our most iconic and influential writers: a timeless collection of mostly early pieces that reveal what would become Joan Didion’s subjects, including the press, politics, California robber barons, women, and her own self-doubt.

Here are six pieces written in 1968 from the “Points West”&nbsp,Saturday Evening Post&nbsp,column Joan Didion shared from 1964 to 1969 with her husband, John Gregory Dunne about: American newspapers, a session with Gamblers Anonymous, a visit to San Simeon, being rejected by Stanford, dropping in on Nancy Reagan, wife of the then-governor of California, while a TV crew filmed her at home, and an evening at the annual reunion of WWII veterans from the 101st Airborne Association at the Stardust Hotel in Las Vegas. Here too is a 1976 piece from the&nbsp,New York Times&nbsp,magazine on “Why I Write”, a piece about short stories from&nbsp,New West&nbsp,in 1978, and from&nbsp,The New Yorker, a piece on Hemingway from 1998, and on Martha Stewart from 2000. Each one is classic Didion: incisive, bemused, and stunningly prescient.

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