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Slate's Audio Book Club: "The Year of Magical Thinking" by Joan Didion

May 31st, 2006

Episode 1 of 132 episodes

Slate critics Stephen Metcalf, Meghan O'Rourke, and Katie Roiphe sit down at the Housing Works Used Book Cafe in New York's Soho neighborhood to discuss The Year of Magical Thinking, Joan Didion's memoir of the year following the death of her husband John Gregory Dunne, during which her daughter also came close to death.

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