The White Album by Joan Didion

The White Album

Joan Didion

224 pages first pub 1979 (editions)

nonfiction essays history informative reflective medium-paced


First published in 1979, The White Album records indelibly the upheavals and aftermaths of the 1960s. Examining key events, figures, and trends of the era—including Charles Manson, the Black Panthers, and the shopping mall—through the lens of her ...

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reflective 89%
informative 67%
challenging 24%
emotional 20%
inspiring 16%
funny 13%
relaxing 12%
adventurous 8%
dark 6%
hopeful 4%
lighthearted 4%
sad 4%
mysterious 2%
tense 2%


medium 56%
slow 35%
fast 8%

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