We Tell Ourselves Stories in Order to Live: Collected Nonfiction by Joan Didion

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A definitive compilation of essays and nonfiction writings spanning more than forty years includes the author's reflections on politics, lifestyle, place, and cultural figures, including her studies of Haight-Ashbury, the Manson family, the Black Panthers, California earthquakes, Bill Clinton and Kenneth Starr, and much more.

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The 643rd greatest nonfiction book of all time


This book is on the following lists:

  1. - 100 Major Works of Modern Creative Nonfiction (About.com)
  2. - The 75 Best Books of the Past 75 Years (Parade Magazine)

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