Where I Was From

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Where I Was From

by Joan Didion

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ISBN - 10: 0679433325

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In this moving and unexpected book, Joan Didion reassesses parts of her life, her work, her history, and ours. Where I Was From, in Didion’s words, “represents an exploration into my own confusions about the place and the way in which I grew up, confusions as much about America as about California, misapprehensions and misunderstandings so much a part of who I became that I can still to this day confront them only obliquely.” The book is a haunting narrative of how her own family moved west with the frontier from the birth of her great-great-great-great-great-grandmother in Virginia in 1766 to the death of her mother on the edge of the Pacific in 2001; of how the wagon-train stories of hardship and abandonment and endurance created a culture in which survival would seem the sole virtue.

In Where I Was From, Didion turns what John Leonard has called “her sonar ear, her radar eye” onto her own work, as well as that of such California writers as Frank Norris and Jack London and Henry George, to examine how the folly and recklessness in the very grain of the California settlement led to the California we know today–a state mortgaged first to the railroad, then to the aerospace industry, and overwhelmingly to the federal government, a dependent colony of those political and corporate owners who fly in for the annual encampment of the
Bohemian Club. Here is the one writer we always want to read on California showing us the startling contradictions in its–and in America’s–core values.

Joan Didion’s unerring sense of America and its spirit, her acute interpretation of its institutions and literature, and her incisive questioning of the stories it tells itself make this fiercely intelligent book a provocative and important tour de force from one of our greatest writers.


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Connecting readers with great books since 1972. Used books may not include companion materials, some shelf wear, may contain highlighting/notes, and may not include cd-rom or access codes. Customer service is our top priority!

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Connecting readers with great books since 1972. Used books may not include companion materials, some shelf wear, may contain highlighting/notes, may not include cdrom or access codes. Customer service is our top priority!

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Connecting readers with great books since 1972. Used books may not include companion materials, some shelf wear, may contain highlighting/notes, and may not include cd-rom or access codes. Customer service is our top priority!

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Connecting readers with great books since 1972. Used books may not include companion materials, some shelf wear, may contain highlighting/notes, and may not include cd-rom or access codes. Customer service is our top priority!

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Connecting readers with great books since 1972. Used books may not include companion materials, some shelf wear, may contain highlighting/notes, and may not include cd-rom or access codes. Customer service is our top priority!

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0679433325 1st edition 1st printing-minor mark on page edge-and inside front cover-otherwise a fine clean like new copy-enjoy.

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Sewn binding. Cloth over boards. 240 p.

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Where I Was From

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Publisher: New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 2003

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HC 1st ed-A look at the state-California-and city-Sacramento-where Didion grew up, and at the greed, acquisitiveness and wasteful extravagance lurking beneath its eternal sunshine. Also a picture of the women in her family, who first crossed the country in the wagon trains. 226 pp.

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Where I Was From

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Hardcover in dust jacket. 8vo. First printing. Fine condition in fine, unclipped dust jacket. 226 pp. In protective Mylar.

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Where I Was From

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First edition, first printing, hardcover. 226 pages. Fine with tail of spine lightly bumped, in a fine, mylar-covered dust jacket.

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Where I Was From

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0679433325. B&W Photograph; 8vo 8"-9" tall; 226 pages; Paperback in title lettered, buff paper wraps. Advance uncorrected proof 1st edition feels and appears unread and as new. Fine.

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Where I Was from

by Joan Didion

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Sewn binding. Cloth over boards. 240 p. Audience: General/trade. Volume looks great in archival cover.

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Where I Was From

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