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by Barbara Caruso,Joan Didion

  • Author: Barbara Caruso,Joan Didion
  • ISBN: 1598955365
  • ISBN13: 978-1598955361
  • ePub: 1843 kb | FB2: 1543 kb
  • Language: English
  • Category: Memoirs
  • Publisher: Findaway World; Unabridged edition (October 30, 2006)
  • Rating: 4.2/5
  • Votes: 100
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The Year of Magical Thinking ePub download

Joan Didion (Author), Barbara Caruso (Narrator), a division of Recorded Books HighBridge (Publisher). The Netflix documentary 'The Center Will Not Hold' inspired me to read 'The Year of Magical Thinking'.

Joan Didion (Author), Barbara Caruso (Narrator), a division of Recorded Books HighBridge (Publisher). Get this audiobook plus a second, free. Such good medicine for a grieving heart. I'd bottled up much of that grief after having lost two very special loved ones to cancer and the dissolution of my marriage all within a period of two years. The documentary cracked my heart open again; the book encouraged me to start the healing process. I know why we try to keep the dead alive," Didion writes.

Published by Knopf in October 2005, The Year of Magical Thinking was immediately acclaimed as a classic book about mourning. It won the 2005 National Book Award for Nonfiction and was a finalist for both the National Book Critics Circle Award and the Pulitzer Prize for phy.

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Written by Joan Didion. Narrated by Barbara Caruso. dasam-5Go to dasam-5's profile, opens in a new window. This was the first book that brought me to Joan Didion and it was a pleasure to listen to it this time. She is a treasure and continues to inspire my own creative output. idaho vandalGo to idaho vandal's profile, opens in a new window.

But here, in Joan Didion's The Year of Magical Thinking, loss is absolutely, irrevocably about death. More specifically, the death of her husband, John. This is not, as I once suspected, a self-help book, and there aren't, as I once thought, tips here on how to embrace magical thinking. I think Ms. Didion's fiction might be a more appropriate undertaking for me, and I will tackle some of it soon, but I do hope her characters dine on something other than daubes and albóndigas. Whatever the hell those ar. .

In The Year of Magical Thinking, Didion explores with electric honesty and passion a private yet universal experience. Her portrait of a marriageand a life, in good times and badwill speak directly to anyone who has ever loved a husband, a wife, or a child. Attn: Author/Narrator If you have any queries please contact me at info19782 @ gmail.

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 . It's incredible how Joan can make intimate and touchy even the reading of medical reports.

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 illnes. bout marriage and children and memor. bout the shallowness of sanity, about life itself’. The result is an exploration of an intensely personal yet universal experience: a portrait of a marriage, and a life, in good times and bad. Biographies. To read this book, upload an EPUB or FB2 file to Bookmate.

Joan Didion is one of the most iconic authors of our time, and her breadth of work captures American life in a way few others have come . Keep reading for the best Joan Didion books to read before you watch the Netflix documentary.

Joan Didion is one of the most iconic authors of our time, and her breadth of work captures American life in a way few others have come close to. In 2017, Netflix released a new documentary Joan Didion: The Center Will Not Hold, which paints a more intimate portrait of the author (who turns 85 this December) and is directed by her nephew, actor and filmmaker Griffin Dunne. So when you find yourself needing an escape, what better time to revisit some of Didion's most celebrated works? Keep reading for the best Joan Didion books to read before you watch the Netflix documentary

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Written by Joan Didion, Audiobook narrated by Barbara Caruso. From one of our most powerful writers, a work of stunning frankness about losing a daughter. Extremely moving memoir, well-narrated.

Among the letters and books and magazines that had arrived while I was in Los Angeles was a thick volume called Lives of ’54, prepared for what was by then the imminent fiftieth reunion of John’s class at Princeton. I looked up John’s entry. It read: William Faulkner once said that a writer’s obituary should read, ‘He wrote books, then he died. This is not an obit (at least as of 19 September 2002) and I am still writing books. So I’ll stick with Faulkner. I told myself: this was not an obit.

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 marriageand a life, in good times and badthat will speak to anyone who has ever loved a husband or wife or child.
Ydely
My husband died 02/20/2017. A friend recommended this book. It touched my heart - and hit a few nerves - as I shared this tale of confusion and pain. But in this reading, I gained insight into myself and my own unique grief. I learned that each of us have experiences that are similar and also totally different. I found myself recognizing many of my feelings in Ms. Didion’s book. Some of it was painful, but it was also freeing. I know that I will not magically “get back to normal”. I know that my life will never be the same - that I will never be the same person I was before. This wonderful book gave me hope and courage. I can forge a future for myself and still carry my memories with me. A wonderfully engaging book. A Godsend for me, personally.
doesnt Do You
I read this book after my healthy 67-years-old mother died unexpectedly from a massive brain bleed. She was visiting me, we were talking and sitting on my couch, and she just fell over. It still feels like a nightmare, and it's been been almost three months. Anyway, there are a lot of books out there to help with grief. You can find all kinds of self-help types of books on this topic, some written for adult children, some for surviving spouses. Mostly I didn't find them very helpful---neither did my dad. In addition to grief counseling, I would recommend this book highly to anyone dealing with a sudden death of a loved one.

Didion's memoir helped me so much---her descriptions of her emotional trauma, and how she lived in the aftermath were spot-on and very similar to my own experience. I am usually very focused, detail-oriented; my memory is sharp. But since my mom died, I've been forgetful, unfocused, unmotivated. I felt like I was losing my mind. And I just kept thinking that if I could make it through the funeral, that would be the worst part. As Didion explains, that is NOT the worst part, or the hardest part---the worst and hardest things come later. Didion writes a lot about her own similar problems when grieving, and it was so good to know that it's not just me, and that it will get better. I bought a copy for my dad, too, and he devoured it and also found it very helpful---in fact he's mentioned several times how valuable this book has been to him. I know it's a memoir and not really a manual, but somehow, it has been something of a guidebook for us. I bought it on Kindle for me and a hardcover for Dad; I'm going to buy an extra copy to keep, just to have on hand in case a friend could one day benefit from it, too.

Read this book if you are dealing with a sudden, unexpected death of a loved one. Or, give it to someone else who is enduring something similar. You won't regret it.
Delirium
The Netflix documentary 'The Center Will Not Hold' inspired me to read 'The Year of Magical Thinking'. Such good medicine for a grieving heart. I'd bottled up much of that grief after having lost two very special loved ones to cancer and the dissolution of my marriage all within a period of two years. The documentary cracked my heart open again; the book encouraged me to start the healing process.

"I know why we try to keep the dead alive," Didion writes. "We try to keep them alive in order to keep them with us. I also know that if we are to live ourselves there comes a point at which we must relinquish the dead, let them go, keep them dead. Let them become the photograph on the table. Let them become the name on the trust accounts. Let go of them in the water."
Vijora
Joan Didion's "The Year Of Magical Thinking" is a brutally honest recounting of the grief Mrs. Didion felt after losing her husband, John Gregory Dunne, after forty years of marriage. As someone who believes that "honesty" is the one essential quality every piece of great writing has in common, well then Mrs. Didion has hit the ball out of the park. Her writing is not only honest, but enthralling, and compelling. Yet, this is not the type of book I would recommend to everyone. For people dealing with grief or have experienced great grief one can easily relate and find a certain amount of comfort in the author's experiences, yet if one is in a happy mood or chronically depressed I would not recommend this book. It is a heart wrenching story and sometimes it is better not to disturb one's peace of mind.
PanshyR
Joan Didion after the first 60 pages has become a kindred spirit to me through her writing. There is no recipe for grieving and at times it's like your in someone elses house and can not find anything you need. Words, sentences you've spoken but can not remember. Places and going through the motions but did you really do it or you just thought so. The Awful power of grief can derange the mind. Thoughts, sights, smells, the physical body are stretched so thin it's beyond reality and fantasy.
When my dearest husband died, I lost days, forget phone numbers, people's names, whether I showered. Reading this book provides me with somber reality that not just myself had entered the dark whirlpool of which I was too weak and lost to find my way out. This book as allowed me to read about my own road of grief... Which is not close to ending. And
Superb book, thank you. M
Jeyn
The guillotine is abrupt second only to the immediate separation one feels when someone significant in your life dies. Didion is masterful in explaining her coming to terms with her losses in a way that is sorrowful however painful but nearly childlike in observation before and after the events. Most touching
Globus
This is the first book by Didion I've ever read, so I didn't know what to expect. I can't compare it to any of her other books. Saying that, I found the book disjointed, sometimes almost lurching from topic to topic, feeling to feeling. At the end, I realized that that probably exactly mirrored her experience of losing her dear husband, even as she coped with her daughter's horrific health issues. Everything a jumble. Interior chaos. Numbing. Coping mechanisms that only work sometimes. Her courageous book is a rich expose of how we frail humans experience loss and survive. Very touching.
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