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How Joan Didion Became Joan Didion

"Didion was one of the boys, clearly, in the sense that men had noticed her writing and wanted to publish her. But she also couldn’t quite fit into their regime." An excerpt from Michelle Dean's new book, Sharp: The Women Who Made an Art of Having an Opinion.

Michelle Dean • One year ago
Michelle Dean • 2 years ago

Dee Dee quería a su hija enferma, Gypsy quería a su madre muerta

Dee Dee Blancharde era un ejemplo de maternidad: una madre soltera que cuidaba de su hija gravemente enferma. Pero luego de que Dee Dee fuera asesinada, la situación resultó ser muy diferente — su hija Gypsy nunca había estado enferma.

Michelle Dean • 2 years ago

Elle voulait que sa fille soit malade, sa fille voulait que sa mère soit tuée

Dee Dee Blancharde était une mère célibataire modèle qui consacrait sa vie à sa fille handicapée et malade. Puis la police l'a retrouvée poignardée chez elle, et s'est rendue compte qu'on ne savait pas tout sur la famille, et que Gypsy n'avait jamais été malade.

Michelle Dean • 2 years ago

Dee Dee queria que sua filha fosse doente, Gypsy queria a sua mãe morta

Dee Dee Blancharde era uma mãe exemplar: criava sozinha a filha gravemente doente. Mas, depois do assassinato de Dee Dee, ficou claro que as coisas não eram como todo mundo imaginava – e Gypsy, sua filha, nunca esteve doente.

Michelle Dean • 2 years ago

Dee Dee Wanted Her Daughter To Be Sick, Gypsy Wanted Her Mom Murdered

Dee Dee Blancharde was a model parent: a tireless single mom taking care of her gravely ill child. But after Dee Dee was killed, it turned out things weren’t as they appeared — and her daughter Gypsy had never been sick at all.

Michelle Dean • 3 years ago