Nonfamousjay
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Okie, Yalie, PR guy at Edelman, gay husband, and epicure. Opinions mine.

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May 11, 2013 Nonfamousjay commented on If You and Joan Didion Were Onstage Together in Front of 2,000 People, What Would You Ask Her?.
I wrote my senior essay in college on her, way before the recent and terribly belated re-discovery of her genius. I saw her at a SAL reading in 2002 and (proving that I, not Frizelle, am the ultimate Didion fanboy) have her a copy. A few months later she sent me a lovely, if almost illegible, note responding to my thesis (to embarrassingly post-modern to relate here) saying that she enjoyed it but it made her wish she were more consistent. The note remains one of my most treasured possessions. Can't wait to see her again!

As far as a question... I don't think I'd actually ask it but my biggest question is to what degree the references to back-alley abortion in The White Album and Play It As It Lays are autobiographical. Have always assumed so but it as a metaphor in the essay and a plot point in PIAIL it is pivotal.