Joan Didion


Born
in Sacramento, California, The United States
December 05, 1934

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Joan Didion was born in California and lives in New York City. She's best known for her novels and her literary journalism.

Her novels and essays explore the disintegration of American morals and cultural chaos, where the overriding theme is individual and social fragmentation. A sense of anxiety or dread permeates much of her work.

Average rating: 3.93 · 230,278 ratings · 18,789 reviews · 63 distinct worksSimilar authors
The Year of Magical Thinking

3.88 avg rating — 117,707 ratings — published 2005 — 74 editions
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Slouching Towards Bethlehem

4.22 avg rating — 28,171 ratings — published 1968 — 45 editions
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Play It as It Lays

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3.87 avg rating — 23,400 ratings — published 1970 — 49 editions
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Blue Nights

3.80 avg rating — 21,238 ratings — published 2011 — 3 editions
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The White Album

4.18 avg rating — 12,364 ratings — published 1979 — 27 editions
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South and West: From a Note...

3.66 avg rating — 5,597 ratings — published 2017 — 18 editions
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A Book of Common Prayer

3.80 avg rating — 3,092 ratings — published 1977 — 36 editions
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Where I Was From

3.86 avg rating — 2,896 ratings — published 2003 — 18 editions
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Democracy

3.81 avg rating — 2,086 ratings — published 1984 — 29 editions
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Salvador

3.75 avg rating — 1,932 ratings — published 1983 — 14 editions
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“A single person is missing for you, and the whole world is empty.”
Joan Didion, The Year of Magical Thinking

“Grammar is a piano I play by ear.”
Joan Didion, Joan Didion: Essays & Conversations

“Life changes in the instant. The ordinary instant.”
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