Political Fictions

Political Fictions

by Joan Didion
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Overview

Political Fictions by Joan Didion

National Bestseller

In these coolly observant essays, Joan Didion looks at the American political process and at "that handful of insiders who invent, year in and year out, the narrative of public life." Through the deconstruction of the sound bites and photo ops of three presidential campaigns, one presidential impeachment, and an unforgettable sex scandal, Didion reveals the mechanics of American politics. She tells us the uncomfortable truth about the way we vote, the candidates we vote for, and the people who tell us to vote for them. These pieces build, one on the other, into a disturbing portrait of the American political landscape, providing essential reading on our democracy.

"One of our most cherished and insightful explicators of American culture...brings her perspective to the ultimate insider world." —San Francisco Chronicle

 Winner of the George Polk Book Award

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780375718908
Publisher: Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
Publication date: 08/27/2002
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 352
Sales rank: 559,760
Product dimensions: 5.30(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.70(d)

About the Author

Joan Didion was born in Sacramento, California, and now lives in New York City. She is the author of five novels and eight previous books of nonfiction. Her collected nonfiction, We Tell Ourselves Stories in Order to Live, was published by Everyman's Library in 2006.

Hometown:

New York, New York

Date of Birth:

December 5, 1934

Place of Birth:

Sacramento, California

Education:

B.A., University of California at Berkeley, 1956

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Very good.