Friday Favorites | From Blue Nights by Joan Didion

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“I do not know many people who think they have succeeded as parents.
Those who do tend to cite the markers that indicate (their own) status
in the world: the Stanford degree. . . .
Those of us less inclined to compliment ourselves on our parenting skills,
in other words most of us, recite rosaries of our failures,
our neglects, our derelictions and delinquencies.” 

Joan DidionBlue Nights


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6 thoughts on “Friday Favorites | From Blue Nights by Joan Didion

  1. Sheila (Book Journey) December 9, 2013 at 3:24 am Reply

    Sounds good!


  2. marianbeamanm December 6, 2013 at 9:17 am Reply

    I read her earlier book The Year of Magical Thinking years ago, have underlined it and see it referred to often, most recently in a book review by Shirley Showalter. Now today you are featuring Didion’s more recent work, Blue Nights. Powerful book, written with such poignancy.


    • Sherrey Meyer December 6, 2013 at 7:20 pm Reply

      Marian, I too felt Blue Nights was powerful and poignant. Joan Didion is one of those writers from whom I have learned much just be reading her books. And at the same time a lot about life.


  3. JJ Hinojosa December 6, 2013 at 2:34 am Reply

    My parents, and my late wife and I afterwards, did a terrific job of raising our three kids, this before “Parenting Forums” and books existed. raising kids, it’s all in the heart and love for them that matters.


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