Book Review: The Year of Magical Thinking by Joan Didion

The Year of Magical Thinking

The Year of Magical Thinking by Joan Didion

My rating: 5 of 5 stars


I was truly taken back when I watched a Netflix documentary on Joan Didion. I immediately went out and bought as many of her books as I could find. I read The Year of Magical Thinking first. This book was such a quick read with a long-lasting and haunting impact. It was brilliant in its simplicity and its rhythm. Joan’s thoughts on love and life are profound and real. She is able to include all the right, descriptive details without being excessive. The lasting impact of this book comes with Joan’s exploration of the reality of reacting to a profound loss. She puts forth all the irrational deliberations through which she roamed at the risk of everyone thinking she must have lost her mind completely. That method made this book a great example of brilliant and raw memoir.



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Published by Lisa Rocha Gubernick

My name is Lisa Gubernick. I have been working in the business world for the past twenty four years and I truly enjoy the career that I have built. I am also a wife and mother of two. Outside of those responsibilities, I take every opportunity I can to learn and to create. Those activities truly fuel my soul and ensure my well being. If you are anything like me, you often reflect on the human experience and what it means to make a positive contribution everyday. My goal is to leave this world in a better place than I found it through my writing.

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