Here Are Three Joan Didion Quotes in Honor of Her Birthday

“We tell ourselves stories in order to live.”–The White Album

“I write entirely to find out what I’m thinking, what I’m looking at, what I see and what it means. What I want and what I fear.”

“I am a writer. Imagining what someone would say or do comes to me as naturally as breathing.”–The Year of Magical Thinking

[Book Nerd Links] Black Mountain Poets, Yayoi Kusama, Poe House, and Elaine Stritch

Edgar Allan Poe House and Museum (Baltimore, Maryland).