Let Me Tell You What I Mean (Hardback)Joan Didion (author)
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Bringing together twelve prescient pieces from the earlier part of the iconic writer’s career, Let Me Tell You What I Mean invites the reader on a journey across America's cultural and political landscape through Didion’s visionary gaze.
From one of our most iconic and influential writers: twelve pieces never before collected that offer an illuminating glimpse into the mind and process of this legendary figure.
Mostly drawn from the earliest part of her astonishing five-decade career, Didion writes about a Gamblers Anonymous meeting, a visit to William Randolph Hearst's castle at San Simeon, a reunion of WWII veterans in Las Vegas, and about topics ranging from Nancy Reagan to Robert Mapplethorpe, Martha Stewart and Ernest Hemingway.
With an Introduction by Hilton Als, this stunning collection reveals what would become her subjects: the press, politics, California robber barons, women, the act of writing, and her own self-doubt. Each piece is classic Didion: incisive, bemused, and stunningly prescient.
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Number of pages: 192
Weight: 240 g
Dimensions: 204 x 135 x 19 mm
'The peripheral, the specific, the tangible - or, as the writer Hilton Als notes in his foreword, "the Didion gaze", the penetrating prose of a reporter who writes with a scalpel - is by far the most compelling theme in Didion's latest collection of essays' - Vogue
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