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We first came to this book due to the infamous packing list that Joan put together for her trips on assignment as a writer (from essentials such as soap, through to cigarettes and bourbon), but there is so much more to it.
Barack Obama has called her one of the most celebrated writers of her generation and one of the sharpest, most respected observers of American politics and culture.
In this legendary journey into the Amercan psyche, Didion searches for stories as the Sixties implode. She waits for Jim Morrison to show up, visits the Black Panthers in prison, parties with Janis Joplin and buys dresses with Charles Manson's girls...