For all the horrible things in the paper, I can't think of a recent paragraph that chilled me to the bone more than this one:
But that's the baby boom for you. This vast American cohort has exhaustively explored life's other big themes: love and sex, work and child care. Now, inevitably, boomers are watching loved ones die, and confronting their own fragility. Assuming that Ms. Didion has struck a generational chord - think of that huge one on the piano at the end of "A Day in the Life" - it seems fair to expect a melancholy river of death-themed books, plays and movies until the last of the baby boomers follow their predecessors into the grave.
Oh, and don't forget, if you buy enough copies of her book, her husband comes back to life! posted by Mike B. at 11:17 AM