We Tell Ourselves Stories In Order TO Live; Signed by Joan Didion

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We Tell Ourselves Stories in Order to Live.


Item Number: 70983

New York: Everyman's Library, 2006.

First edition, early printing of this Everyman’s Library’s compilation of the author’s collected non-fiction work. Octavo, original cloth. Boldly signed by Joan Didion on the title page. Fine in a fine dust jacket. Introduction by John Leonard.

"I have been trying forever to figure out why [Didion’s] sentences are better than mine or yours . . . Something about [their] cadence. They come at you, if not from ambush, then in gnomic haikus, ice pick laser beams, or waves. Even the space on the page around these sentences is more interesting than it ought to be, as if to square a sandbox for a Sphinx" (John Leonard).

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