Let Me Tell You What I Mean was an anthology of essays written by Joan Didion from 1968 through 2000. She's best known for her novels and her literary journalism.
She is a talented writer who often writes about an incredibly uninteresting life of privilege in what feels like a distant age. It is a timeless collection of early pieces that reveal what would become Joan Didion's subjects, including the press, politics, California robber barons, women, and her self-doubt.
Her novels and essays explore the disintegration of American morals and cultural chaos, where the overriding theme is individual and social fragmentation. A sense of anxiety or dread permeates much of her work. Her writing is not only lovely and poignant prose but searing words to the truth.