Joan Didion


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Noun1.Joan Didion - United States writer (born in 1934)
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Tracy Daugherty is the acclaimed author of novels, short story collections, personal essays, and biographies of Donald Barthelme, Joseph Heller, and now Joan Didion.
ONTINUING the "old is new" trend, French design house Celine has chosen 80-year old author, American Joan Didion, as the face of their new poster ads.
Is fashion's love for older women like (writer) Joan Didion, (age 88) sincere?
This week has brought some interesting new ad campaign faces: Justin Bieber for Calvin Klein Jeans, Joan Didion for Celine, and, proving you're never to old to front an ad campaign, Marilyn Monroe is Max Factor's global glamour ambassador.
The American author Joan Didion once commented that she writes to discover what she thinks and feels.
The play is by Joan Didion and is the story of her attempt to make sense of her grief in the year following the death of her husband.
Provocative, idiosyncratic and incendiary, the film weaves rarely seen archival material, contributor interviews and excerpts from writings by such icons as James Baldwin, Gore Vidal, and Joan Didion, with original verite footage filmed in the Review's West Village office.
She has the same capacity for detachment as Joan Didion, and uses it to observe her own beginnings as an artist, a mother, and a human being as an example of how little the flower of youth has any idea what it's doing, and the difference between worthwhile and useless suffering.
In Southern California, the winds blow in from the deserts to the east "drying the hills and the nerves to flash point," as writer Joan Didion observed in her Los Angeles Notebook.
In her evocative 1987 book, "Miami," Joan Didion strived to understand the peculiar relationship between the United States and Cuba.
In 1965, Joan Didion wrote an homage to the iconic Wayne character conjured by Ford and other directors: "In a world we understood early to be characterised by venality and doubt and polarising ambiguities, he suggested another world, one which may or may not have existed ever but in any case existed no more; a place where a man could move free, could make his own code and live by it.
We used to tell ourselves stories in order to live, according to famed author Joan Didion, who offers us this classic line in her seminal book of essays, The White Album.