Year of Magical Thinking

Year of Magical Thinking

Paperback Vintage International

By (author) Joan Didion

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  • Publisher: Random House Inc
  • Format: Paperback | 227 pages
  • Dimensions: 130mm x 196mm x 18mm | 159g
  • Publication date: 11 July 2007
  • Publication City/Country: New York
  • ISBN 10: 1400078431
  • ISBN 13: 9781400078431
  • Edition statement: Reprint
  • Sales rank: 24,897

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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 child.

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Joan Didion was born in California and lives in New York City. She is the author of five novels and seven previous books of nonfiction. Joan Didion's "Where I Was From, Political Fictions, The Last Thing He Wanted, After Henry, Miami, Democracy, Salvador, A Book of Common Prayer, "and "Run River "are available in Vintage paperback.

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"Thrilling . . . a living, sharp, and memorable book. . . . An exact, candid, and penetrating account of personal terror and bereavement . . . sometimes quite funny because it dares to tell the truth." --Robert Pinsky, "The New York Times Book Review" "Stunning candor and piercing details. . . . An indelible portrait of loss and grief." --Michiko Kakutani, "The New York Times" "I can't think of a book we need more than hers. . . . I can't imagine dying without this book." --John Leonard, "New York Review of Books" "Achingly beautiful. . . . We have come to admire and love Didion for her preternatural poise, unrivaled eye for absurdity, and Orwellian distaste for cant. It is thus a difficult, moving, and extraordinarily poignant experience to watch her direct such scrutiny inward." --Gideon Lewis-Kraus, "Los Angeles Times" "An act of consummate literary bravery, a writer known for her clarity allowing us to watch her mind as it becomes clouded with grief. . . . It also skips backward in time [to] call up a shimmering portrait of her unique marriage. . . . To make her grief real, Didion shows us what she has lost." --Lev Grossman, "Time "