Year of Magical Thinking

Author(s): Joan Didion

Literary biography

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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"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 "

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.

General Fields

  • : 9781400078431
  • : Random House
  • : Vintage
  • : July 2007
  • : 201mm X 132mm X 15mm
  • : United States
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : very good
  • : 227
  • : Joan Didion
  • : Paperback
  • : English