Joan Didion Archives - The American Spectator | USA News and Politics
by | Nov 26, 2022

This is Saturday. My 78th birthday was yesterday, November 25, 2022. I am so blessed to be celebrating it in America, in Beverly Hills, in bed with my Big Wifey, and with my pals, I just cannot adequately express it….

by | Nov 9, 2022

Some famous writers are forgotten the moment they kick off. Joan Didion, who passed away at age 87 two days before Christmas last year, isn’t one of them. It’s not because her work is so monumental. Her screenplays for movies…

by | Dec 24, 2021

A sad day here just before Christmas. Joan Didion is dead. Please let me tell you about Joan Didion and what a great friend she was to my wife and me. I had been a giant super fan of Joan…

by | Dec 24, 2021

Joan Didion, who died on Thursday at the age of 87, was a California girl, born to an affluent family in Sacramento and educated at Berkeley. In her 20s, she spent seven years on the editorial staff of Vogue in…

by | Jun 26, 2021

Recently, confronted with the prospect of a day trip to a remote hamlet to file some official papers, I decided that the journey would pass more painlessly if I had something light to read. I’d just run across a reference…

by | Jan 24, 2021

I suspect Joan Didion would be amused to learn that I keep her on my obituary watch. The 86-year-old essayist is the first person whom, a few years ago, I put on my list of heroes I expect to die…

by | Sep 10, 2020

Wednesday A perfectly ordinary day here in Beverly Hills until I walked into my doctor’s office. He’s a psychiatrist I have seen for more than 40 years for my serious addiction to self-criticism. He’s an unusual shrink. He used to…

by | Aug 29, 2020

President Donald Trump recently scored a major foreign policy victory. His administration brokered a deal to establish full diplomatic ties between Israel and the United Arab Emirates. The agreement is not a stand-alone deal; it lays the foundation for the…

by | Apr 27, 2020

Sunday Yay! The heat wave is over!!! This is big news because the air conditioner in my office is broken. It’s a room air conditioner, and I have had the devil’s own time getting it fixed. The room has immense…

by | Apr 15, 2020

Tuesday I spent most of yesterday afternoon lying on a chaise looking out at my light-blue pool and the deep green golf course behind it and the mountains behind the greens and fairways. It’s mid-April and the mountains still have…

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