Joan Didion was born in Sacramento, California
, to parents Frank Reese and Eduene (née Jerrett) Didion. Didion recalls writing things down as early as age five, though she claims that she never saw herself as a writer until after being published.
Self-respect is a question of recognizing that anything worth having has a price. ("On Self-Respect", in Slouching Toward Bethlehem | Slouching Toward Bethlehem)
The willingness to accept responsibility for one's own life is the source from which self-respect springs. ("On Self-Respect", in Slouching Toward Bethlehem | Slouching Toward Bethlehem)
One thing you will note about shopping-center theory is that you could have thought of it yourself, and a course in it will go a long way toward dispelling the notion that business proceeds from mysteries too recondite for you and me. ("On the Mall", in The White Album (book)|The White Album)
We tell ourselves stories in order to live. ("The White Album", in The White Album (book)|The White Album)