|Published in 1968|
I really want to like Joan Didion. I really wanted to like this book. But, despite some intriguing subject matter - a murderous wife, the free love and chaos of Haight-Ashbury circa 1967, Joan Baez, Howard Hughes, etc... these essays simply didn't resonate with me.
For more on this essay collection check out Dan Wakefield's 1968 New York Times review, "Places, People and Personalities."