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Re: BIOGRAPHY OF JOAN DIDION-- "THE LAST LOVE SONG"

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@Oznell 

   I replied to a post of yours about the book on Joan Didion.  I mentioned that I had seen the documentary and was inspired to read the book, a final Love Story. You mentioned if I did, to get back to you.  I am so ever grateful to you because I am loving this book.  I am 75% done, and I really enjoying it.  It is also sort of a love story about California.  I was born and raised there.  I am a bit younger than Joan, but I know by heart all the places she saw and experienced.  I can feel the Santa Ana winds through the eucalyptus trees on the way to San Bernardino, I can smell the citrus trees, and have driven up through the valley to Sacramento a hundred times.  I never went to Height, but I know of it. Of course I know L A and Hollywood, and my head is swimming with memories.  That California is not there anymore, which is so sad to me.  I am on Am On Line if you’d like to be in touch. 

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Re: BIOGRAPHY OF JOAN DIDION-- "THE LAST LOVE SONG"

@KKWA ,  I'm delighted that you read it and liked!  Thanks for reporting back your thoughts, esp. as a fellow Californian of Joan-- her feeling for the state, esp. the way it was, just permeates her prose.  I'll look for you on social media, thanks.  ( I noticed you put your actual name in the post, which just concerns me, for your sake-- for your safety, I think QVC recommends not putting identifiable info in a post.  If you want to delete your name, just click on the three dots in the upper right hand corner of your post, then click "edit" which will pop up,  and it will give you the option to delete just your name.  Gosh, I hope you don't think I'm in any way 'scolding' -- just concerned for your privacy and safety, given the way social media is.)

 

You are absolutely right, she is writing a love story to California!   Especially "long-lost" California.  Your word descriptions of the places both you and she knew conjure up that world so well... thanks again for giving an astute review of what you've read.   

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Re: BIOGRAPHY OF JOAN DIDION-- "THE LAST LOVE SONG"

I am aware of safety, I thought I'd take a chance to connect.

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Re: BIOGRAPHY OF JOAN DIDION-- "THE LAST LOVE SONG"

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I figured, @KKWA ,  you are brave!  I tend to be very risk-averse and a worry wart, and didn't want you exposed to anything untoward.  Even years ago, when I was doing a little writing under my own name, locally, I was chagrined to find out that a few people can seek you out via snail mail, in not pleasant ways.  I've been cautious ever since.

Thanks for your forebearance.

 

Edited to add--   By the way, I looked for Am On Line, and couldn't find.  Next will try AOL-  could that be right, or ??.   Clearly, I am "tech-impaired".    

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Re: BIOGRAPHY OF JOAN DIDION-- "THE LAST LOVE SONG"

@Oznell @Yes my full name @ AOL. Also FB