My rating: 1.0
I wanted to like this book but have to agree with the other readers that the name dropping is nauseating, the book is written in a convoluted meandering style and so much of it is insecure neurosis that it is uncomfortable to read. Besides all of that, we all know how difficult grief is. After I went through dealing with a death and dealing with my grief, I wrote it all down. Granted I am not a writer but, I quickly realized that what may have been a catharsis for myself was definitely not anything I should subject anyone else to. Writer or not, if only Joan Didion had the same realization.