Let Me Tell You What I Mean Summary
Joan Didion

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Let Me Tell You What I Mean Overview

In Let Me Tell You What I Mean, a collection of 12 previously unpublished essays, Joan Didion recounts memories of her own youth and rejection from Stanford, visits to Gamblers Anonymous meetings in Gardena, California, and even moments spent with Nancy Reagan when Ronald Reagan was not yet President of the United States. Didion's writing ranges in subject matter and time period, covering decades of the author's observations and reflections which have enshrined her place in American non-fiction and fiction writing alike. These essays explore themes including the meaning of truth in writing, the relationship between artists and their subjects, the use of literary irony in non-fiction writing, and more.

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