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I so loved The Year of Magical Thinking that I bought this book looking forward to another great memoir. Of course, it is terrible to lose a daughter and I can see that the only way to express grief for Didion is to write about it. But this is not a book worthy of her gifts as a writer. It is short but nonetheless rambles and I felt my eyes glazing over every time she named-dropped. I can only refer to what Vivian Gornick showed so well in her book on writing autobiography (Writing the Self ) - great writers don't always write good memoirs.