Tuesday, November 29, 2005

Now I'm truly middle aged

Perhaps I have a morbid streak, but after hearing one of Marjorie Williams' essays read by her husband on NPR today, all I could think about was getting ahold of her book, Woman at the Washington Zoo. Williams died earlier this year after fighting liver cancer for more than 3 years, and the book contains a number of essays about her personal struggles the past few years.

I'm not the only one, though. Currently selling like hotcakes is Joan Didion's The Year of Magical Thinking, about her husband's passing and daughter's serious illness, which I recently read and loved to death.

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