Happy Christmas from me, Joan Didion and the…

“We tell ourselves stories in order to live.” That’s the title of a book by Joan Didion and also, perhaps, the nearest she got to a world view. Today, many people are mourning the loss of one of the greatest writers of our times. She showed us that non-fiction can be art, but only if you do it well enough. She showed us what it’s like to tell the truth.

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