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Political Fictions

(2001)
A non fiction book by

 
 
National Bestseller

In these coolly observant essays, Joan Didion looks at the American political process and at "that handful of insiders who invent, year in and year out, the narrative of public life." Through the deconstruction of the sound bites and photo ops of three presidential campaigns, one presidential impeachment, and an unforgettable sex scandal, Didion reveals the mechanics of American politics. She tells us the uncomfortable truth about the way we vote, the candidates we vote for, and the people who tell us to vote for them. These pieces build, one on the other, into a disturbing portrait of the American political landscape, providing essential reading on our democracy.

"One of our most cherished and insightful explicators of American culture...brings her perspective to the ultimate insider world." --San Francisco Chronicle

Winner of the George Polk Book Award

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Hardback Editions

September 2001 : USA Hardback
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Title: Political Fictions
Author(s): Joan Didion
ISBN: 0-375-41338-3 / 978-0-375-41338-4 (USA edition)
Publisher: Knopf
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Paperback Editions

August 2002 : USA Paperback
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Title: Political Fictions
Author(s): Joan Didion
ISBN: 0-375-71890-7 / 978-0-375-71890-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: Vintage
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Kindle Editions

October 2001 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: Political Fictions
Author(s): Joan Didion
Publisher: Vintage
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