After Henryby Joan Didion
In her latest forays into the American scene, the author of Miami, Democracy, and Salvador covers ground from Washington to Los Angeles and from a TV producer's mansion to the racial battlefields of New York's criminal courts. And along the way, she reveals the mythic narratives that other commentators miss.
"[Didion's] reportorial pieces afford the pleasures of literature. . . . She is an expert geographer of the landscape of American public culture."
—The New York Times Book Review
- Simon & Schuster
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Meet the Author
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.
- New York, New York
- Date of Birth:
- December 5, 1934
- Place of Birth:
- Sacramento, California
- B.A., University of California at Berkeley, 1956
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Anyone who is a fan of Didion or enjoys journalistic reads should pick this book up. Didion's style is unique and worth looking at. Her description and attention to detail is present in all of the pieces in this book. Also, Didion pushes the limits and shows that journalists do not have to censor themselves and can push buttons when they want. She does a great job of handling controversial topics and looking for different angles on stories.