New York: Random House, 2000. Hardcover. First edition thus. A fine book in a fine dust jacket. A collection of 20 essays brought together in the author's second book, reissued by the Modern Library. The title of the book is taken from an essay that Didion wrote in the mid-1960s about the time she spent in the Haight-Ashbury district of San Francisco. She came away from her time there quite disturbed and depressed. "The center was not holding," she wrote in the opening line of the essay. Signed by the author on the title page. Signature only.
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