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What the community says about The Year of Magical Thinking
- "The book is one of those that manage to hit nerves. This is the type of book that will allow individuals to grow and prepare for the loss of a loved one. Often times one feels alone when a someone close to us dies, but, this book helps alleviate this pain of loneliness. The book is sincere, raw, and real. This is a book I would recommend to those who have experienced the loss of a loved one and well, anyone who's expecting the loss of a loved one too. "
- "I have been lucky enough, so far in my life, to avoid the type of grief discussed in this memoir. However, I have no doubt that all readers can find a common pain while reading the brilliant writing of Joan Didion. Her story is incredibly moving and very well told."
- "How to struggle with loss and love is a difficult topic, but the author of this book tries to make sense of it where she can. Having just lost her true love in her husband, she is left to ponder the reasons of the hows and whys of life and to see reason in them. It exemplifies the best of human kind in their struggle to see a bigger purpose than themselves and the author articulates their thoughts and emotions well enough to inspire others to look for the positive in our own existence."
- "Although this may not be the book for anyone at anytime, it is well written and would be a much needed book for someone. It is an honest look at the life of a person who lost a spouse from their point of view. At some parts of the conversation, you feel like you could be having a face to face conversation with a grandmother, mother or aunt. A good read and something that could be very theraputic for those who shared a similar loss in life. "