An Author I Admire (Plinky Prompt)

Joan Didion at the 2008 Brooklyn Book Festival...

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Joan Didion

I read her memoir: The Year of Magical Thinking about life before, during and after her husband died. I would ask her where she got the strength to carry on day after day. I would ask how she could distance herself so emotionally from the situation to write a book that does not seem too emotional but more like a step-by-step account of the little things that went on when her husband died; the little details, the reading of the newspaper, the steps to overcome. What happened after you finished the book? Did your perspective change? Was life different? If you had to write the same book over again now, years later, what would you change? What new advice could you give? Were there things that you would have done differently? How has your life changed and what is your life like today?

With great respect,

Yours Kindly,

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4 thoughts on “An Author I Admire (Plinky Prompt)

  1. a collection of her short stories published in the 1970s. I know, it sounds like a beatles album! The book cover was completely white, with the title in raised white letters.

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