After Henry

After Henry

by Joan Didion

Paperback(1st Vintage International ed)

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In her latest forays into the American scene, Joan Didion covers ground from Washington to Los Angeles, from a TV producer's gargantuan "manor" to the racial battlefields of New York's criminal courts. At each stop she uncovers the mythic narratives that elude other observers: Didion tells us about the fantasies the media construct around crime victims and presidential candidates; she gives us new interpretations of the stories of Nancy Reagan and Patty Hearst; she charts America's rollercoaster ride through evanescent booms and hard times that won't go away. A bracing amalgam of skepticism and sympathy, After Henry is further proof of Joan Didion's infallible radar for the true spirit of our age.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780679745396
Publisher: Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
Publication date: 04/28/1993
Series: Vintage International Series
Edition description: 1st Vintage International ed
Pages: 320
Sales rank: 525,805
Product dimensions: 5.20(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.70(d)

About 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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After Henry 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
DSizemore More than 1 year ago
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.