Let Me Tell You What I Mean

Unabridged Audiobook

Written By: Joan Didion

Narrated By: Kimberly Farr, Hilton Als

Date: January 2021

Duration: 4 hours 5 minutes

Summary:

NEW YORK TIMES BEST SELLER • From one of our most iconic and influential writers, the award-winning author of The Year of Magical Thinking: a timeless collection of mostly early pieces that reveal what would become Joan Didion's subjects, including the press, politics, California robber barons, women, and her own self-doubt.

These twelve pieces from 1968 to 2000, never before gathered together, offer an illuminating glimpse into the mind and process of a legendary figure. They showcase Joan Didion's incisive reporting, her empathetic gaze, and her role as 'an articulate witness to the most stubborn and intractable truths of our time' (The New York Times Book Review).

Here, Didion touches on topics ranging from newspapers ('the problem is not so much whether one trusts the news as to whether one finds it'), to the fantasy of San Simeon, to not getting into Stanford. In 'Why I Write,' Didion ponders the act of writing: 'I write entirely to find out what I'm thinking, what I'm looking at, what I see and what it means.' From her admiration for Hemingway's sentences to her acknowledgment that Martha Stewart's story is one 'that has historically encouraged women in this country, even as it has threatened men,' these essays are acutely and brilliantly observed. Each piece is classic Didion: incisive, bemused, and stunningly prescient.

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Let Me Tell You What I Mean

by Joan Didion

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