" Didion said she was surprised that of all her books this is the one that received notice and a prize. I'm not surprised really mainly because of the subject, but for me, having read all of her nonfiction, this book really is not among her best. I reacted to it the way I do most of her fiction, which is to feel so distanced by the voice that I never go all the way into it. I liked it, but I expected to like it so much more. "
— Jane, 1/29/2014