Sacramento’s 5th Gift to the World: Author Joan Didion

(H/T to the Library of Congress for the photo)

Joan Didion was born and raised here in Sacramento, graduating from our very own McClatchy High School. She’s authored many books and essays and her writing appears pretty regularly in the New York Review of Books. She fled the Golden State for New York, where she now resides and refers to California as Where I Was From, but we won’t hold that against her.

She’s written both fiction and non-fiction, from Run, River, to The Year of Magical Thinking, a book-length essay about coping with the death of her husband, author John Gregory Dunne, and the illness of their daughter, who also passed away just before publication of the book.

Because of her writing prowess, Joan Didion is Sacramento’s gift to the world.

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