We Tell Ourselves Stories In Order to Live

November 5, 2014


Have you heard about this kickstarter campaign for a documentary on Joan Didion, We Tell Ourselves Stories In Order to Live? I am usually a little wary about kickstarters and how the money is actually used (especially after the great potato salad incident!), but this campaign started by Didion’s nephew, an actor, producer, and director Griffin Dunne, has in fact reached funding in its first 25 hours. The documentary promises to share the great life of Joan Didion, one of the most prolific authors of the 20th century, and put a life mostly spent writing into pictures on the big screen. I have loved Joan Didion’s work for a while now and cannot wait to see this project come to life! Check out the trailer below if you would like. Have you read any of her work? What are your favorites?

Image: Joan Didion photographed by Julian Wasser / via /