Didion Speaks: “It took me a long time to realize I was trying to come to terms with my failure to understand”

The reports are in on Joan Didion’s reading in Cleveland: Writer Joan Didion, whose spare, piercing sensibility has colored American culture for 40 years, talked about her craft Tuesday evening at the Ohio Theatre in Cleveland. At age 74, Didion’s fierceness in print contrasts with her fragility in person; she stumbled as she stepped up … Continue reading

Author Joan Didion comes to Cleveland for Writers Center Stage series

From Cleveland.com In her 1968 book of essays called “Slouching Towards Bethlehem,” Joan Didion wrote: “My only advantage as a reporter is that I am so physically small, so temperamentally unobtrusive, and so neurotically inarticulate that people tend to forget that my presence runs counter to their best interests. And it always does.” As one … Continue reading

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