In Memory of Joan Didion: 'Blue Nights'

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Joan Didion wrote "Blue Nights" after her husband and daughter passed away. Photo by Larry Hirshowitz.

bw111208didion.jpgAfter the deaths of her husband, John Gregory Dunne, and her daughter, Quintana, Joan Didion wrote "Blue Nights," the most personal and poetic book of her career. From 2011, she talks about aging, death, and the act of complete surrender that this devastating book required.

Read an excerpt from "Blue Nights."

*This program originally aired on December 8, 2011.

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