18 2024

Hadassah sponsors a Book Party!

5:00PM - 6:30PM  

Please come to a Book Party for The Didion Files by Sara Davidson.  The author, who lives in Honolulu 3 months of the year to be near her sister and extended family, was a close friend for 50 years with Joan Didion, the most acclaimed writer of her generation. They met when Sara was 27 and Joan was 36, just as Joan was beginning to be widely acclaimed for her original voice and style.  

Both Sara and Joan were born in California, went to U.C. Berkeley, and then to N.Y.C. 
Sara would write 9 books, several of them N.Y.Times best-sellers. Joan would write dozens of books, win the Pulitzer Prize, the National Book Award, honorary degrees from Harvard and Yale, and the National Humanities Medal presented by Pres. Barack Obama. 
While in public Joan was often reserved, she let down her guard with Sara. They shared meals, and laughter, and often stayed up late, talking about the craft of writing, marriage, raising their children, and why Joan refused an advance from Warren Beatty.
Funny and intimate, the book offers an engaging portrait of the Joan Didion rarely seen in public.  Learn more at 
Limited seating, so RSVP today at, or text 808-265-3559.