Slouching Towards Bethlehem by Joan Didion
This collection of essays takes the reader on a psychological tour of the intense, wayward, violent, not a little crazy America of the 1960s. Surfers, students, deadheads and druggies; Joan Baez, Dean Martin, Howard Hughes and John Wayne - all emerge from Didion's gaze just that little bit weirder, that little bit more American. Joan Didion has also written Sentimental Journeys and The White Album.
The 194th greatest nonfiction book of all time
This book is on the following lists:
- - 7th on The Ideal Library (Book)
- - 21st on Harvard Book Store Staff's Favorite 100 Books (Harvard Book Store)
- - The 50 Books Everyone Needs to Read, 1963-2013 (Flavor Wire)