Paperback $15.00

Vintage | Feb 13, 2007 | 240 Pages | 5-3/16 x 8 | ISBN 9781400078431

  • Paperback$15.00

    Vintage | Feb 13, 2007 | 240 Pages | 5-3/16 x 8 | ISBN 9781400078431

  • Hardcover$26.95

    Knopf | Oct 04, 2005 | 240 Pages | 5-1/4 x 7-7/8 | ISBN 9781400043149

  • Ebook$11.99

    Vintage | Feb 13, 2007 | ISBN 9780307279729

Awards

National Book Awards WINNER

National Book Critics Circle Awards NOMINEE

Praise

“Thrilling . . . a living, sharp, and memorable book. . . . An exact, candid, and penetrating account of personal terror and bereavement . . . sometimes quite funny because it dares to tell the truth.”
—Robert Pinsky, The New York Times Book Review

“Stunning candor and piercing details. . . . An indelible portrait of loss and grief.”
—Michiko Kakutani, The New York Times

“I can’t think of a book we need more than hers. . . . I can’t imagine dying without this book.”
—John Leonard, New York Review of Books

“Achingly beautiful. . . . We have come to admire and love Didion for her preternatural poise, unrivaled eye for absurdity, and Orwellian distaste for cant. It is thus a difficult, moving, and extraordinarily poignant experience to watch her direct such scrutiny inward.”
—Gideon Lewis-Kraus, Los Angeles Times

“An act of consummate literary bravery, a writer known for her clarity allowing us to watch her mind as it becomes clouded with grief. . . . It also skips backward in time [to] call up a shimmering portrait of her unique marriage. . . . To make her grief real, Didion shows us what she has lost.”
—Lev Grossman, Time

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