New York: Simon & Schuster, 1979. Octavo, original black cloth over red paper boards, red endpapers, original unclipped dust jacket with crease to back flap, tiny closed tear to back panel, lightest toning. Some staining to fore-edge, probably coffee. Item #10058
First edition of Didion's classic collection of essays on the American 1970s, reflections on Jim Morrison, the Black Panthers, the women's movement, Nancy Reagan, Charles Manson, college activism, and the new role of the shopping center in American life. "I was meant to know the plot, but all I knew was what I saw: flash pictures in variable sequence, images with no 'meaning' beyond their temporary arrangement, not a movie but a cutting-room experience." A very good copy, signed by Didion on the title page.