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In these coolly observant essays, Joan Didion looks at the American political process and at "that handful of insiders who invent, year in and year out, the narrative of public life." Through the deconstruction of the sound bites and photo ops of three presidential campaigns, one presidential impeachment, and an unforgettable sex scandal, Didion reveals the mechanics of American politics. She tells us the uncomfortable truth about the way we vote, the candidates we vote for, and the people who tell us to vote for them. These pieces build, one on the other, into a disturbing portrait of the American political landscape, providing essential reading on our democracy.

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In these coolly observant essays, Didion looks at the American political process and at "that handful of insiders who invent, year in and year out, the narrative of public life."

About the Author

Joan Didion was born in California and lives in New York City. She is the author of five novels and seven previous books of nonfiction.

Table of Contents

A Foreword

Insider Baseball

The West Wing of Oz

Eyes on the Prize

Newt Gingrich, Superstar

Political Pornography

Clinton Agonistes

Vichy Washington

Gods Country

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MelanieG, January 8, 2015 (view all comments by MelanieG)
Didion, now the 80 year old face of French fashion house Celine, is a lion. Her writing never fails to stare at the beating heart of an issue and ask it the tough questions. If Didion is best known for her adage, "we tell ourselves stories in order to live," then Political Fictions is her hard look at the stories we allow ourselves to be told about our country, and the people who tell them. I can't imagine a better book to have on hand during an election cycle, when the political fictions are at their most dramatic.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780375718908
Author:
Didion, Joan
Publisher:
Vintage
Location:
New York
Subject:
General
Subject:
Essays
Subject:
History
Subject:
United states
Subject:
Presidents
Subject:
Political culture
Subject:
Political campaigns
Subject:
Political Process - Elections
Subject:
Government - U.S. Government
Subject:
United States - 20th Century (1945 to 2000)
Subject:
Politics-United States Politics
Subject:
Politics - General
Subject:
politics;essays;history;non-fiction;journalism;essay
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series:
Vintage
Series Volume:
no. WY-010-EA0-083
Publication Date:
20020831
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
352
Dimensions:
8.00x5.28x.77 in. .56 lbs.

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