How to be a better parent: A new book says it’s not all about the mom
By DAVID MOHEGAN SUNPOCONO A few weeks ago, a friend told me about a new book by the late author Joan Didion.
She had just returned from Africa, where she had spent the summer living in refugee camps with people who had been displaced by the war.
It was an unforgettable experience, but one she never forgot.
Didion had been on a tour of Africa, visiting schools, orphanages and orphanages of the poorest nations.
Didions family had come from Chicago to the U.S. in the early 1920s.
She stayed with a family for more than a year, then returned to her native France, where her parents, Jean-Luc and Louisa, had been born.
After their parents’ deaths, Didion and her mother moved to a small French village in the far east of France, near the borders with Belgium and Germany.
Her father, who had died when she was seven, left her and her sister and sister-in-law a new life, as did her mother.
“I was very much in awe,” Didion wrote in her book, Midnight Sun, about the experience.
She said the book also revealed a deep connection to her family, whom she loved dearly.
The book chronicles her parents’ experiences in refugee settlements.
Didison, a native of Wisconsin, was born in 1930 in a small village in what is now central Poland.
She was the youngest of five children and grew up in poverty.
She graduated from high school in 1951, went to the University of Wisconsin in Milwaukee, graduated with a bachelor’s degree in 1954, and joined the Peace Corps, where, in 1961, she completed a Masters of Fine Arts.
She worked for two years as a secretary at a hospital in the Belgian city of Brussels before joining a U.N. peacekeeping force in Congo.
She returned to the United States in 1968 to teach English in the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees.
She later became a journalist and later a professor at the University in Chicago.
During her time in Congo, Didions children often had to go to school alone because of the war, which began in 1964 and ended in 1987.
At the time, Didisons family lived in a one-room apartment with a mud-brick roof, and the children had to walk to school.
When the war ended, the children were reunited with their parents and her husband, who was then working in the U., a process that lasted three years.
During the war’s peak, she was in the process of reuniting with her parents when they decided to move to New York City.
“It was my last time on Earth, but I felt the whole world,” Didions father told her.
“All of the children and their parents were together.
The whole family.”
Didions book also touched on some of the problems that the refugees faced, including food, housing, health care, transportation and health care access.
In her book she also talked about the challenges of living in the city, which was not easy in the 1960s, when the war was raging and poverty was high.
“When the war began, there was no electricity, and most of the schools were closed because of war,” Didisons book said.
“No one had access to water and many of the water sources were polluted.
In some areas, the water was poisoned.”
Didisons story about the book resonated with Didion’s son, John, who is now 30.
“He wanted to know what her experiences were like,” said his father, Paul.
“But I was skeptical because my mom was in Congo and living alone, so I thought she was just telling her story to get attention.”
But after a year and a half, Diditions book did not resonate with John.
“At that point, I didn’t think she was being honest,” Paul said.
But Paul did see an opportunity.
He wanted to bring Didions story to the attention of the world and also to give his daughter some recognition.
He wrote a book about the conflict, The War That Changed My Life, and it sold well.
“That’s when I realized, ‘Well, we need to make her proud of this story,’ ” Paul said, adding that Didions books message was resonating with many in her age group. “In the U