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The year of magical thinking

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Didion's journalistic skills are displayed as never before in this story of a year in her life that began with her daughter in a medically induced coma and her husband unexpectedly dead due to a heart attack. This powerful and moving work 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 illness . . . about marriage and children and memory . . . about the shallowness of sanity, about life itself." With vulnerability and passion, Joan Didion explores an intensely personal yet universal experience of love and loss. THE YEAR OF MAGICAL THINKING will speak directly to anyone who has ever loved a husband, wife, or child.
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display_description 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 marriage--and a life, in good times and bad--that will speak to anyone who has ever loved a husband or wife or child.

Several days before Christmas 2003, John Gregory Dunne and Joan Didion saw their only daughter, Quintana, fall ill with what seemed at first flu, then pneumonia, then complete septic shock. She was put into an induced coma and placed on life support. Days later--the night before New Year's Eve--the Dunnes were just sitting down to dinner after visiting the hospital when John Gregory Dunne suffered a massive and fatal coronary. In a second, this close, symbiotic partnership of forty years was over. Four weeks later, their daughter pulled through. Two months after that, arriving at LAX, she collapsed and underwent six hours of brain surgery at UCLA Medical Center to relieve a massive hematoma.

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 illness . . . about marriage and children and memory . . . about the shallowness of sanity, about life itself."

From the Hardcover edition.
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subject_facet Audiobooks, Didion, Joan, Didion, Joan -- Family, Didion, Joan -- Marriage, Dunne, John Gregory, -- 1932-2003 -- Death and burial, Grief, Journalists -- United States -- Biography, Loss (Psychology), Mothers and daughters -- United States, Novelists, American -- 20th century -- Biography, Novelists, American -- 20th century -- Family relationships, Widows -- United States -- Biography
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topic_facet Audiobooks, Biography & Autobiography, Death and burial, Didion, Joan, Dunne, John Gregory, Family, Family relationships, Grief, Journalists, Loss (Psychology), Marriage, Mothers and daughters, Nonfiction, Novelists, American, Self-Improvement, Widows
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