Joan Didion was born in California and lives in New York City. She is the author of five novels and eight previous books of nonfiction. Her collected nonfiction, We Tell Ourselves Stories in Order to Live was published by Everyman’s Library in 2006.
“an author who has carved out her own territory and made the personal essay into a thing of beauty.”
“And perhaps this is the difference between this book and Magical Thinking. There, in the previous work, Ms. Didion wrote in a state of shock, a place of mourning and loss.