Barry Graham the Scrivener

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photo of joan didion in 2008 by david shankbone

I’m sad to hear of the death of Joan Didion, though I’m glad she made it to 87, considering she got a diagnosis of multiple sclerosis in her 30s.

She was a major influence on me as a young journalist — not just her writing, but, much more importantly, her declaration that her presence always ran counter to the best interests of the people she wrote about. “That is one last thing to remember: Writers are always selling somebody out.

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—Barry Graham

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