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The Year of Magical Thinking An Act Of Consummate Literary Bravery, A Writer Known For Her Clarity Allowing Us To Watch Her Mind As It Becomes Clouded With Grief From One Of America S Iconic Writers, A Stunning Book Of Electric Honesty And Passion Joan Didion Explores An Intensely Personal Yet Universal Experience A Portrait Of A Marriage And A Life, In Good Times And Bad That Will Speak To Anyone Who Has Ever Loved A Husband Or Wife Or ChildSeveral Days Before Christmas , John Gregory Dunne And Joan Didion Saw Their Only Daughter, Quintana, Fall Ill With What Seemed At First Flu, Then Pneumonia, Then Complete Septic Shock She Was Put Into An Induced Coma And Placed On Life Support Days Later The Night Before New Year S Eve The Dunnes Were Just Sitting Down To Dinner After Visiting The Hospital When John Gregory Dunne Suffered A Massive And Fatal Coronary In A Second, This Close, Symbiotic Partnership Of Forty Years Was Over Four Weeks Later, Their Daughter Pulled Through Two Months After That, Arriving At LAX, She Collapsed And Underwent Six Hours Of Brain Surgery At UCLA Medical Center To Relieve A Massive HematomaThis Powerful Book Is Didion S Attempt To Make Sense Of The Weeks And Then Months That Cut Loose Any Fixed Idea I Ever Had About Death, About Illness About Marriage And Children And Memory About The Shallowness Of Sanity, About Life Itself


About the Author: Joan Didion

Joan Didion was born in California and lives in New York City She s best known for her novels and her literary journalism Her novels and essays explore the disintegration of American morals and cultural chaos, where the overriding theme is individual and social fragmentation A sense of anxiety or dread permeates much of her work.



10 thoughts on “The Year of Magical Thinking

  1. says:

    You might think of me as a cynic If you re being kind, that is I m the one that says Seriously when being told of some tragic event like someone would actually make up the horrific thing I m the one that views the whole process of death the telling, the grieving, the service of any kind, the after as playing out like I m in a soap oper


  2. says:

    I hated this book It is the reason I instituted my 100 pages policy if it s not promising 100 pages in, I will no longer waste my time on it So within the 100 pages I did read, all I got from Didion was that she and her husband used to live a fabulous life and they know a lot of famous people She spoke of the 60s as a time when everyone was fly


  3. says:

    Disclaimer Being fresh into the grieving process myself, you may want to skip this review and head onto others Undoubtedly I ll purge my grief in a review about a book on grief You ve been warned.Right off the top I will say this for the book raw, powerful, honest, amazing If you have any interest in the grief process, READ THIS BOOK.The only criticism


  4. says:

    ANCHE PI CHE UN GIORNO DI PI Quando termin la cerimonia ci recammo nella villetta di Pebble Beach C erano degli stuzzichini, dello champagne, una terrazza aperta sul Pacifico, una cosa molto semplice Per la luna di miele passammo qualche notte in bungalow del ranch San Ysidro di Montecito e poi, annoiati, fuggimmo al Beverly Hills Hotel Ce la far una pers


  5. says:

    It occurs to me that we allow ourselves to imagine only such messages as we need to survive Joan Didion, The Year of Magical ThinkingIn four days it will be one year since my father in law died in an accidental shooting He had recently turned 60 and recently celebrated his 40th wedding anniversary In 18 days it will be four years since my older brother died sud


  6. says:

    Hated it, hated it, hated it but kept reading with the hope that all my pain and suffering would somehow be worth it in the end It wasn t The same self pitying, whiney, depressing, self important sentiments are basically repeated over and over again only with different words Joan Didion can obviously write well, but she should have left this cathartic piece in her closet And I m


  7. says:

    This is a hard book for me to review, as I know my own personal experience will be foremost A big thank you to a wonderful friend who sent this to me after the loss of my own partner three weeks ago So yes, this book is about grief and loss It is Didion s own personal journey after the loss of her husband The first lines in her memoir begin Life changes fast.Life changes in an instant.You


  8. says:

    I have only experienced the death of a few friends and my grandparents, so I cannot say that the grief that Joan Didion describes has ever been my own However, her loss of her husband John from a sudden heart attack while simultaneously her daughter Quintana was fighting for her life talked to me very deeply This is not a feel good, self help book It is a heartbreaking and yet cathartic reliving o


  9. says:

    I have a grubby Post it note by the side of my bed on which I ve written in pencil loss is not always death.I don t remember any if these are my words, a line I wrote down from a book, or something that I took home from therapy, but the wisdom remains loss is not always death.I have two friends right now who have been nearly decimated by recent divorces, and they will assure you, quickly, that a significan


  10. says:

    Like Johnny Rotten said during their last in the universe where they never would re form again in the mid 90 s show, Do you ever feel like you ve been cheated I do Johnny, I do I feel cheated by this book I bought it because it cost me a dollar I wasn t interested in it that much I finally picked it up to read because I wanted to write a review about how pathetic and whiny it was I thought I d say something about h


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