V.F. Portrait: Joan Didion

September 17, 2011

In The Year of Magical Thinking, the 2005 best-seller, Joan Didion dissected the trauma of losing her husband, John Gregory Dunne. With Blue Nights, to be published in November by Knopf, she agonizingly explores the heavier blow that followed: the death of their daughter, Quintana Roo.

Christopher Hitchens contemplates a tragic achievement.



RealEstateRisk said...

Is the piece linked on VF the entire article or just a teaser? Seems way too short...


Christopher reads from Hitch-22: A Memoir