Joan Didion's 'A Book Of Common Prayer' Joan Didion might never win the Nobel Prize for Literature - not for lack of skill, but because she tends to "always look for the wrong side, the bleak side" of experiences.
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Why 'Writers Are Always Selling Somebody Out,' According To Joan Didion

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Why 'Writers Are Always Selling Somebody Out,' According To Joan Didion

Why 'Writers Are Always Selling Somebody Out,' According To Joan Didion

Why 'Writers Are Always Selling Somebody Out,' According To Joan Didion

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Joan Didion might never win the Nobel Prize for Literature - not for lack of skill, but because she tends to "always look for the wrong side, the bleak side" of experiences.

This story originally aired on All Things Considered on April 4, 1977.

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