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The White Album by Joan Didion
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Joan Didion
“We tell ourselves stories in order to live...We look for the sermon in the suicide, for the social or moral lesson in the murder of five. We interpret what we see, select the most workable of the multiple choices. We live entirely, especially if we are writers, by the imposition of a narrative line upon disparate images, by the "ideas" with which we have learned to freeze the shifting phantasmagoria which is our actual experience.”
Joan Didion, The White Album

Joan Didion
“We were that generation called silent, but we were silent neither, as some thought, because we shared the period's official optimism nor, as others thought, because we feared its official repression. We were silent because the exhilaration of social action seemed to many of us just one more way of escaping the personal, of masking for a while that dread of the meaningless which was man's fate.”
Joan Didion, The White Album

Reading Progress

May 8, 2016 – Shelved
May 8, 2016 – Shelved as: to-read
December 13, 2016 – Shelved as: books-by-or-about-journalists
October 7, 2017 – Started Reading
October 23, 2017 – Finished Reading

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