The Year of Magical Thinking by Joan Didion

The Year of Magical Thinking, by Joan Didion, is an account of the year following the death of the author's husband John Gregory Dunne (1932–2003). Published by Knopf in October 2005, the book was immediately acclaimed as a classic in the genre of mourning literature. It won the National Book Award in November 2005 and was a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award[1] as well as the Pulitzer Prize for Biography/Autobiography.

The 130th greatest nonfiction book of all time


This book is on the following lists:

  1. - 5th on A Premature Attempt at the 21st Century Canon (Vulture)
  2. - 8th on Paste Magazine's Best Books of the Decade(2000-2009) (Paste Magazine)
  3. - 33rd on The New Classics - 100 Best Reads from 1983 to 2008 (Entertainment Weekly)
  4. - 100 Major Works of Modern Creative Nonfiction (About.com)
  5. - National Book Award - Nonfiction (National Book Foundation)
  6. - The 100 Best Nonfiction Books of All Time (The Guardian)
  7. - Books of the Decade (The Guardian)
  8. - 100 Books to Read in a Lifetime (Amazon.com (USA))

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The Year of Magical Thinking Paperback 95567 $9.34 $2.94 2007
The Year of Magical Thinking Paperback 3378 $3.99 $0.99 2007
The Year of Magical Thinking (Vintage International) Kindle Edition 15833 $8.98 2007
The Year of Magical Thinking Hardcover 67310 $1.94 $0.01 2005
The Year of Magical Thinking Audio CD 462517 $7.98 $2.90 2005
The Year of Magical Thinking (Random House Large Print) Paperback 2059945 $120.40 $0.01 2008
The Year of Magical Thinking: The Play (Vintage International) Kindle Edition 288041 $9.30 2009
The Year of Magical Thinking Playscript. Joan Didion Paperback 4005664 $8.59 $44.58 2008
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The Year of Magical Thinking by Joan Didion Paperback 200554 $5.88 $2.50 2009
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Ett år av magiskt tänkande [A Year of Magical Thinking] Audible Audio Edition 158112 $20.83 2012
The Year of Magical Thinking: The Play [Paperback] [2007] Joan Didion Paperback 3225928 $11.40 $3.90 2006