5.09.2006

Review: The Year of Magical Thinking



The Year of Magical Thinking by Joan Didion

This autobiography by famed writer Didion is well written, sad, jealousy-inspiring and thought provoking.

Didion chronicles the year after she loses her husband John Gregory Dunne to a massive heart attack, while also dealing with her daughter's months spent in a hospital battling septic shock and various bugs. She goes through all the steps of grieving, but writes in such a way that you take the very personal journey with her, and become invested in her family and her life.

This fairly short, quick volume has been on and often the NYT bestseller lists since publication last year. Recommended!

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