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Joan Didion at Brooklyn Book Festival

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As part of the “Consequences to Come” panel discussion, Joan Didion talks about how the “stories” told by the administration and the campaigns obscure our understanding of political reality. Visit nybooks.com/podcasts for the entire conversation.


Slate Audio Book Club

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Slate critics Stephen Metcalf, Meghan O’Rourke, and Katie Roiphe sit down in the Housing Works Used Book Cafe in New York’s Soho neighborhood to discuss The Year of Magical Thinking, Joan Didion’s memoir of the year following the death of her husband John Gregory Dunne, during which her daughter also came close to death.


Joseph Lellyveld and Joan Didion

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A conversation between Joan Didion and Joseph Lelyveld. Subject: Grief, “The Year of Magical Thinking”, Depression, Mourning, and a look to the Writer’s Future – (TYoMT The Play).


Don Swaim

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Didion describes her writing style as throwing a lot of ideas down on paper until they form some sort of reasonable pattern. As a writer, she has published many books such as, Miami ( her newest novel at the time), Salvador, Democracy: a Novel, Play It As It Lays, A Book of Common Prayer and many others. She talks about meeting her husband John Gregory Dunne, and what it’s like to live with another writer. They have worked together on films, and they are each other’s editors despite their differing writing styles. (1987).

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