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There Is No Slouching Towards Bethlehem
 
 
 
 
There Is No
Slouching Towards Bethlehem
 
 
 
 
 
There Is No Slouching Towards Bethlehem 
 
It has been quite some time since I have read anything by Joan Didion the author of Slouching Towards Bethlehem a collection of essays that share a glimpse of what was happening in the  1960s as that decade was unfolding. Her storytelling voice is an important one to hear I believe. 
 
We tell ourselves stories in order to live 
                                                                                                   Joan Didion 
 
Although they are of a similar age and my Mom reads extensively we have not discussed Ms. Didion or her writings.  However, I do remember hearing "Don't slouch" often during and beyond adolescence and that request was in the back of my mind from the first time I became aware of the book.  That not-so-subtle suggestion must have worked because years later someone in my office asked if I had attended military school because of her observation of me always standing up ... more

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