The Madeleine Brand Show for November 14, 2011

Joan Didion's 'Blue Nights' from Meghan Daum

Opening Night Of 'The Year Of Magical Thinking'

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File photo: Writer Joan Didion arrives at the opening night of 'The Year Of Magical Thinking' at the Booth theater on March 29, 2007, in New York City.

Meghan Daum joins the program to discuss her take on Joan Didion's new memoir, "Blue Nights," and how Didion has influenced a generation of writers. Daum wrote an essay on "Blue Nights" for The Los Angeles Review of Books, called "Having, or Making, or Thinking About Making a Drink."

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