Claire Leith

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How is this book still relevant?

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Reviewed: 28-03-18

Where does Slouching Towards Bethlehem rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

one of the better Audio Books. I love Diane Keaton's Voice and she felt like the perfect choice for this book. The Content of the book is so insightful as someone born in the 90's the story's contained really illustrate a generation of people. To me the book was written by Didion to communicate over a generational gap. Maybe originally intended to bridge the void between hippy culture and there parents it somehow is equally relevant to a person who has come a good few generations later.

What other book might you compare Slouching Towards Bethlehem to, and why?

My Misspent Youth: Essays by Meghan Daum is the 90's equivalent but this has dated less well

What does Diane Keaton bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you had only read the book?

Nostalgia, her voice brings you back to 90's

Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

"People with self-respect exhibit a certain toughness, a kind of moral nerve; they display what was once called character, a quality which, although approved in the abstract, sometimes loses ground to the other, more instantly negotiable virtues.... character--the willingness to accept responsibility for one's own life--is the source from which self-respect springs.”
― Joan Didion, Slouching Towards Bethlehem

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