November 23, 2005

The Year of Magical Thinking
Joan Didion

WWJD? – Joan Didion once stated, “A writer is always selling someone out.” As you begin reading this excellent memoir recounting the death and mourning of Didion’s husband, the writer John Gregory Dunne, you can’t be blamed for thinking, “Well, I guess she’s now selling him out, too.” But by the time you reach the end of this moving and meaningful account, you realize you’ve learned something about love and loss – and you realize, too, that writing this book is exactly what John would have wanted.


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