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The Year of Magical Thinking

Joan Didion

Didion's journalistic skills are displayed as never before in this story of a year in her life that began with her daughter in a medically induced coma and her husband unexpectedly dead due to a heart attack. This powerful and moving work is Didion's "attempt to make sense of the weeks and then months that cut loose any fixed idea I ever had about death, about illness, about marriage and children and memory, about the shallowness of sanity, about life itself." With vulnerability and passion, Joan Didion explores an intensely personal yet universal experience of love and loss. The Year Of Magical Thinking will speak directly to anyone who has ever loved a husband, wife, or child.

Didion's journalistic skills are displayed as never before in this story of a year in her life that began with her daughter in a medically induced coma and her husband unexpectedly dead due to a heart attack. This powerful and moving work is Didion's "attempt to make sense of the weeks and then months that cut loose any fixed idea I ever had about death, about illness, about marriage and children and memory, about the shallowness of sanity, about life itself." With vulnerability and passion, Joan Didion explores an intensely personal yet universal experience of love and loss. The Year Of Magical Thinking will speak directly to anyone who has ever loved a husband, wife, or child.
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Didion's journalistic skills are displayed as never before in this story of a year in her life that began with her daughter in a medically induced coma and her husband unexpectedly dead due to a heart attack. This powerful and moving work is Didion's "attempt to make sense of the weeks and then months that cut loose any fixed idea I ever had about death, about illness, about marriage and children and memory, about the shallowness of sanity, about life itself." With vulnerability and passion, Joan Didion explores an intensely personal yet universal experience of love and loss. The Year Of Magical Thinking will speak directly to anyone who has ever loved a husband, wife, or child.

Language:

English

Narrators:

Barbara Caruso

Length:

5h 11m


Chapters

Introduction
Introduction

00:41


Chapter 1
Chapter 1

07:21


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

33:28


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

10:59


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

27:48


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

19:00


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

09:55


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

09:02


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

09:27


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

15:24


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

20:43


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

26:27


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

21:42


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

10:48


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

09:40


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

13:14


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

03:26


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

16:44


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

12:39


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

05:30


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

08:35


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

02:12


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

11:40


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

05:09