I have no memory of telling anyone the details, but I must have done so, because everyone seemed to know them.
A beautiful condolance note to humanity about some of the painful realities of the human condition.".
Im the one that says Seriously?
She is insightful in such creative, tenacious, concise ways that sometimes I just want to curse her for bringing me there for making me believe and start to question every action/memory/event of the last 20 years looking for the damn signs because they were there.This 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_._.The Year of Magical Thinking before it, is an iconic book of incisive and electric honesty, haunting and profound.When being told of some tragic event-like someone would actually make up the horrific thing.Tyomt again, Im struck at how similar the process is: Later I realized that I must have repeated the details of what happened to everyone who came to the house in those first weeks, all those friends and relatives who brought food and made drinks.Words can hold such extraordinary power.In a second, this close, symbiotic partnership of forty years was over.I can be matter-of-fact about it via keyboard.I did not age." In a sense, all of Didion's fiction, with its themes of loss and bereavement, served as preparation for the writing of this memoir, and there is occasionally a curious hint of repetition, despite the immediacy and intimacy of the subject matter.Two peas in a pod, Joan and.Joan has other tragedies memories that stretch out to before I was born.It just wasnt happening.
I mean yeah, Ive read the Psychology Today articles, Ive gone.
Two months after that, arriving at LAX, she collapsed and underwent six hours of brain surgery at ucla Medical Center to relieve a massive hematoma.
This text refers to the Hardcover edition.
Dont fucking forget that.more.I did end up reading it then and I thanked Maurice time and again for giving me such a gift.Which camera should I look into when I break down again?Many will greet this taut, clear-eyed memoir of grief as a long-awaited return to the terrain of Didion's venerated, increasingly rare personal essays.This was 5 years ago and I just recently found it in the back of the bookshelf.