Tuesday, February 07, 2023

Joan Didion Lived -- and Died -- Here


Here's another real-estate idea I'm looking for people to go in on -- just across the park from me!

The Upper East Side home of the late writer Joan Didion -- who died in December 2021 at the age of 87 -- has listed for $7.5 million, according to the property snoops at Curbed. Didion, whose wide body of work included her sorrowful “Blue Nights” memoir -- a title released in 2011 that recounts the death of her 39-year-old daughter (Quintana Roo Dunne) in 2005 -- died inside this four-bedroom co-op due to complications from Parkinson’s disease. 

Beyond her daughter, Didion was predeceased by her husband, the writer John Gregory Dunne, who died in this unit in December 2003 at the age of 71 of a heart attack -- a tragedy that opens her 2005 memoir, “The Year of Magical Thinking.”
I like the interior. Who's game?

30 East 71st Street #5A


Blobby said...

the terra cotta floor is not great, but the apt is. "The Year of Magical Thinking" was an incredible book.

barryearle said...

You can have it all and still...God laughs.