Joan didion (born december 5, 1934) is an american journalist and writer of novels, screenplays, and autobiographical works didion is best known for her literary journalism and memoirs. “i was in love with new york,” joan didion wrote in her cult-classic essay “goodbye to all that,” titled after the famous robert graves autobiography and found in slouching towards bethlehem — the same indispensable 1967 collection that gave us didion on self-respect and keeping a notebook.
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