If every mansplainer were as ardent about telling people to read Joan Didion’s “Slouching Towards Bethlehem” as they are about David Foster Wallace’s “Infinite Jest,” the world would likely be a better place.
That’s not to say that either book is better than the other — they’re too different to compare, really — but the more exposure that people have to the former, the better.
Perhaps that day has come, as Didion is the subject of a new Netflix documentary, “The Center Will Not Hold,” that gives an intimate glimpse into the iconic writer’s eclectic, heartbreak-heavy life.
The film is worth viewing by all, but for writers, Netflix’s Didion doc is essential viewing, acting as a masterclass in how a true virtuoso approaches her craft.
“Joan Didion: The Center Will Not Hold” will be available on Netflix beginning on Friday, Oct. 27.
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