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PREORDER LET ME TELL YOU WHAT I MEAN by JOAN DIDION

We're pleased to partner with Writers Bloc for a celebration of Joan Didion's new essay collection, Let Me Tell You What I Mean, featuring Jia Tolentino in conversation with Hilton Als, on Thursday, February 4th at 5pm PT!

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Let Me Tell You What I Mean (Knopf)

These twelve pieces from 1968 to 2000, never before gathered together, offer an illuminating glimpse into the mind and process of a legendary figure. They showcase Joan Didion's incisive reporting, her empathetic gaze, and her role as an articulate witness to the most stubborn and intractable truths of our time ( The New York Times Book Review).

Here, Didion touches on topics ranging from newspapers (the problem is not so much whether one trusts the news as to whether one finds it), to the fantasy of San Simeon, to not getting into Stanford. In "Why I Write", Didion ponders the act of writing: I write entirely to find out what I'm thinking, what I'm looking at, what I see and what it means. From her admiration for Hemingway's sentences to her acknowledgment that Martha Stewart's story is one that has historically encouraged women in this country, even as it has threatened men, these essays are acutely and brilliantly observed. Each piece is classic Didion: incisive, bemused, and stunningly prescient.

Joan Didion is the author of five novels, ten books of nonfiction, and a play. Her book, The Year of Magical Thinking, won the National Book Award in 2005. She lives in New York.

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ISBN: 9780593318485
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Published: Knopf - January 26th, 2021