Our next book club selection is Joan Didion´s Let Me Tell You What I Mean. Here, Didion touches on topics ranging from newspapers ("the problem is not so much
Our next book club selection is Joan Didion´s Let Me Tell You What I Mean. Here, Didion touches on topics ranging from newspapers (“the problem is not so much whether one trusts the news as to whether one finds it”), to the fantasy of San Simeon, to not getting into Stanford. In “Why I Write,” Didion ponders the act of writing: “I write entirely to find out what I’m thinking, what I’m looking at, what I see and what it means.” From her admiration for Hemingway’s sentences to her acknowledgment that Martha Stewart’s story is one “that has historically encouraged women in this country, even as it has threatened men,” these essays are acutely and brilliantly observed. Each piece is classic Didion: incisive, bemused, and stunningly prescient.
We’ll be meeting virtually on March 1st, 2021 at 7:30 p.m. via Google Meet.
This will be a virtual discussion, here is the link to the meeting
Also, here is the link to purchase the book through our virtual shop
Let’s meet up and talk Literature.
(Monday) 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm
The Wild Detectives
314 W 8th St, Oak Cliff, Dallas