Political Fictions

Ebook $11.99

Vintage | Oct 09, 2001 | ISBN 9780375414268

  • Paperback$16.00

    Vintage | Aug 27, 2002 | 352 Pages | 5-3/16 x 8 | ISBN 9780375718908

  • Ebook$11.99

    Vintage | Oct 09, 2001 | ISBN 9780375414268

Praise

“One of our most cherished and insightful explicators of American culture…brings her perspective to the ultimate insider world.” –San Francisco Chronicle

“Splendid . . . Didion [is] on pure zen target . . . [with] her sonar ear, her radar eye, and her ice pick/laser beam/night—scope sniper prose.” –The New York Times Book Review

“A steel spine of political argument . . . a mordant wit, refined critical powers, and a bone-deep knowledge of the ways in which Americans like to amuse and fool themselves.” –The Washington Post Book World

“One of the most preeminent voices of journalism has stepped into the ring. . . . [A] gift.” –Susan Faludi, The New York Observer

Table Of Contents

A Foreword

Insider Baseball

The West Wing of Oz

Eyes on the Prize

Newt Gingrich, Superstar

Political Pornography

Clinton Agonistes

Vichy Washington

God’s Country

Author Essay

In conjunction with the hardcover publication of Political Fictions, Joan Didion did a series of interviews with college newspapers around the country. Her desktop includes excerpts from two of those interviews – conducted by the Daily Californian of UC Berkeley, where Didion attended school as an undergraduate, and the Harvard Crimson.

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