"When we talk about mortality, we are talking about our children." --Joan Didion, Blue Nights
Sloane Crosley is the best-selling author of two essay collections: I Was Told There'd Be Cake and How Did You Get This Number. Her essays have appeared in The New York Times and Salon.com among many other publications. She is also a frequent contributor to NPR's "All Things Considered". She lives in New York.
Joan Didion was born in Sacramento, California and graduated with a B.A. from the University of California at Berkeley. She has been a novelist, essayist and screenwriter for more than three decades. Her memoir, The Year of Magical Thinking, was published in 2005 and became a national bestseller, a Pulitzer Prize finalist, and the winner of a National Book Award. She lives in New York.