Some people keep notebooks. Others keep lists. One type wants to remember; the other wants to forget. What’s not clear is who’s happier for all the scribbling. Confessions of a list-aholic.
Joan Didion once called New York “a city only for the very young.” Moving back to the city at age 33, our writer considers her complaints and comes up optimistic.
For a generation of young writers, Joan Didion is more than an icon: She tells them how the world was when their parents were young.