Joan Didion
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Joan Didion

Joan Didion was born in California and lives in New York City. She is the author of five novels and seven previous books of nonfiction. Joan Didion's Where I Was From, Political Fictions, The Last Thing He Wanted, After Henry, Miami, Democracy, Salvador, A Book of Common Prayer, and Run River are available in Vintage paperback.
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    • The Year of Magical Thinking

    • By: Joan Didion
    • Narrated by: Barbara Caruso
    • Length: 5 hrs and 5 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 2,604
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,578
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 1,598

    In The Year of Magical Thinking, Didion explores with electric honesty and passion a private yet universal experience....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Great book to Read, but I didn’t like it

    • By Michael on 05-08-15

    Regular price: $16.98

    • Slouching Towards Bethlehem

    • By: Joan Didion
    • Narrated by: Diane Keaton
    • Length: 6 hrs and 52 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 869
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 799
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 789

    Universally acclaimed from the time it was first published in 1968, Slouching Towards Bethlehem has been admired for decades as a stylistic masterpiece....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Diane Keaton doesn't read this book very well

    • By The Companion on 09-28-15

    Regular price: $17.95

    • The White Album

    • By: Joan Didion
    • Narrated by: Susan Varon
    • Length: 7 hrs and 20 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 351
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 308
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 310

    First published in 1979, The White Album records indelibly the upheavals and aftermaths of the 1960s....

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Time Capsule of a Bygone Age

    • By Ian C Robertson on 10-21-15

    Regular price: $19.95

    • Blue Nights

    • By: Joan Didion
    • Narrated by: Kimberly Farr
    • Length: 4 hrs and 21 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 306
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 266
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 268

    From one of our most powerful writers, a work of stunning frankness about losing a daughter....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Extremely moving memoir, well-narrated

    • By Doggy Bird on 12-16-11

    Regular price: $17.50

    • Play It As It Lays

    • By: Joan Didion
    • Narrated by: Lauren Fortgang
    • Length: 3 hrs and 50 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 219
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 198
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 196

    A ruthless dissection of American life in the late 1960s, Play It As It Lays captures the mood of an entire generation....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Snakes and cracks everywhere

    • By Darwin8u on 02-07-17

    Regular price: $14.95

    • Where I Was From

    • By: Joan Didion
    • Narrated by: Gabrielle De Cuir
    • Length: 6 hrs and 28 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 82
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 74
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 72

    In her moving and insightful new book, Joan Didion reassesses parts of her life, her work, her history and ours....

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • California belongs to Joan Didion.

    • By Darwin8u on 11-04-15

    Regular price: $17.96

    • Miami

    • By: Joan Didion
    • Narrated by: Jennifer Van Dyck
    • Length: 5 hrs and 12 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 21
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 19
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 19

    Miami is not just a portrait of a city, but a masterly study of immigration and exile, passion, hypocrisy, and political violence....

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Havana vanities come to dust in Miami.

    • By Darwin8u on 09-22-15

    Regular price: $19.95

    • Salvador

    • By: Joan Didion
    • Narrated by: Eileen Stevens
    • Length: 2 hrs and 55 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 32
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 28
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 29

    The place is El Salvador in 1982, at the ghastly height of its civil war....

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Didion writes like an orthopedic surgeon cuts

    • By Darwin8u on 01-29-14

    Regular price: $6.95

    • South and West

    • From a Notebook
    • By: Joan Didion
    • Narrated by: Kimberly Farr, Nathaniel Rich
    • Length: 2 hrs and 51 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 72
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 63
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 66

    Joan Didion has always kept notebooks - of overheard dialogue, observations, interviews, drafts of essays, and articles....

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • "Notes" Are Not a Book

    • By Carole T. on 03-11-17

    Regular price: $14.00

    • Run, River

    • By: Joan Didion
    • Narrated by: Holly Cate
    • Length: 7 hrs and 32 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 20
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 19
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 19

    Everett McClellan and his wife, Lily, are the great-grandchildren of pioneers....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Thought-provoking, riveting, memorable

    • By Avalon on 08-23-13

    Regular price: $17.96

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