Joan Didion is the author of five novels and seven previous books of nonfiction: among them the great portraits of a decade in essays, 'Sentimental Journeys', 'The White Album', and 'Slouching Towards Bethlehem'. Her previous book, 'The Year of Magical Thinking' was an international bestseller.
Joan Didion is the author of five novels and seven previous books of nonfiction: among them the great portraits of a decade in essays, 'Sentimental Journeys', 'The White Album', and 'Slouching Towards Bethlehem'. Her previous book, 'The Year of Magical Thinking' was an international bestseller. See less
The following is a personality profile of Joan Didion based on her work.
Joan Didion is a bit compulsive and sentimental.
She is intermittent, she has a hard time sticking with difficult tasks for a long period of time. She is unconcerned with art as well: she is less concerned with artistic or creative activities than most people who participated in our surveys. But, Joan Didion is also empathetic: she feels what others feel and is compassionate towards them.
More than most people, her choices are driven by a desire for well-being.
Considers helping others to guide a large part of what she does: she thinks it is important to take care of the people around him. She is also relatively unconcerned with achieving success: she makes decisions with little regard for how they show off her talents.
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