We Tell Ourselves Stories in Order to Live

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We Tell Ourselves Stories in Order to Live
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First edition
Author Joan Didion
Cover artist Julian Wasser
Country United States
Language English
Series Everyman's Library
Genre Essays
Publisher Knopf
Publication date
2006
Media type Print (Hardback)
Pages 1122 pp
ISBN 0-307-26487-4
OCLC 64594439

We Tell Ourselves Stories in Order to Live: Collected Nonfiction is a 2006 collection of nonfiction by Joan Didion. It includes the full content of her first seven volumes of nonfiction: Slouching Towards Bethlehem, The White Album, Salvador, Miami, After Henry, Political Fictions, and Where I Was From. The volume includes an introduction by John Leonard. The title is taken from the opening line of her essay The White Album in the book of the same name.