Journal (Where I was from)

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read?”Where?I?was?from”?by?Joan?Didion.?And?then?write?a?journal?about?it.?Below?are?some?requirements
for?the?journal.
1.?consider?what?Didion?might?have?meant?by?her?title,?Where?I?Was?From.?What?is?slightly?”off”?about?the?way
the?title?sounds??What?does?the?title?lead?you?to?expect??From?reading?the?first?four?chapters,?do?you?get?a?sense
of?Didion’s?relationship?to?California??What?does?the?concept?of?”California”?mean?to?her??To?all?of?us??Is?she
celebratory?or?critical?of?that?post?migration?”California”?that?is?the?subject?of?this?book??In?what?specific?ways
does?she?reveal?her?point?of?view??(Page?3?37)
2.?consider?why?Didion?would?have?included?this?material?in?Where?I?Was?From.?According?to?Didion,?what?is
the?primal?contradiction,?the?split?personality,?that?defines?California??Is?the?culture?of?Lakewood?that?produced
the?Spur?Posse?an?inevitable?result?of?that?contradiction??Is?the?Spur?Posse?what?you?get?when?you?mythologize
your?history,?when?you?fail?to?acknowledge?that?you?have?”surviv[ed]?at?the?cost?of?Miss?Gilmore?and?her
brother,”?when?you?confuse?frontier?individualism?with?dependence?on?federal?largesse??(Page?93?152)
3.?Your?thoughts?about?the?book.

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