The Last Love Song: A Biography of Joan Didion by Tracy Daugherty
PS 3554 .I33 Z57 2015
“Joan Didion lived a life in the public and private eye with her late husband, writer John Gregory Dunne, whom she met while the two were working in New York City when Didion was at Vogue and Dunne was writing for Time. They became wildly successful writing partners when they moved to Los Angeles and co-wrote screenplays and adaptations together. Didion is well-known for her literary journalistic style in both fiction and nonfiction. Some of her most notable work includes Slouching Towards Bethlehem, Run River, and The Year of Magical Thinking, a memoir that dealt with her grief after the loss of her husband and daughter, which was a National Book Award winner and was short-listed for the Pulitzer Prize. Daugherty takes readers on a journey back through time, following a young Didion in Sacramento, through to her adult life as a writer interviewing those who know and knew her personally, while maintaining a respectful distance from the reclusive literary great.
The Last Love Song reads like fiction; lifelong fans, and readers learning about Didion for the first time, will be enthralled with this impressive tribute.”
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