Books

"Sara Davidson brings us the dialogue we dream of having: where we can place our darkest doubts and fears, our most ornery questions, in the loving embrace of a profound elder, who is grooming us patiently for what's waiting around the inevitable corner of our lives. This is a book you can devour in one sitting and feel like you’ve just visited the most intimate of guides.”—Rabbi Tirzah Firestone, author of With Roots in Heaven and The Woman’s Kabbalah
I met Joan Didion in 1971, when she was a rising young star who “believed absolutely” in her ability to overcome any obstacle. Forty years later, she’d become a literary icon, with medals, honorary degrees, and passionate fans, but she had lost her husband, lost her only daughter, and was losing her health. This is a memoir of our forty-year friendship and what I’ve learned from Joan about writing and life.
In my 50’s I hit “the narrows.” I was aged out of Hollywood, my kids left for college, and the man I loved moved out. What would I do for the next 30 years? Joan Borysenko wrote about the book, “Leap! is a travel guide into the Great Boomer Unknown. The good news is: we’re not sexually dead, we can still change the world, and we’ll get by with a little help from our friends.”
The international best seller that tells the story of the 60s through the lives of three women who meet in a sorority at Berkeley, then take different paths through the tumultuous events of the decade. Malcolm Cowley wrote, “Sara Davidson is the liveliest historian of her generation.” And Newsweek wrote, “Candid, courageous, poignant… She has recorded as well as anyone her generation's ease with sex and difficulties with love.”
The love story of a writer and an uneducated cowboy, who have a one-night stand that, to the surprise of both, deepens and endures. Carol Muske Dukes wrote in the Washington Post: “The premise? That love humbles us in wonderful, unexpected ways, that if we believe in that mysterious wind that blows our lives, like tumbleweeds, into new shapes, we must ride blind with it.”
The most complete collection of Sara Davidson’s articles and essays, often used in university journalism and writing classes. Jane Howard wrote in the N.Y. Times Book Review, "Not many writers can cover the ground Sara Davidson does with anything like her grace, energy and humor."
A novel about a man and woman who are best friends, work together, and yearn for the perfect romantic partner. The Chicago Sun Times said, “Davidson has made us care deeply about her characters…I have yet to read a writer who better captures the singles dilemma.”
He’d just announced from a Paris hospital that he had AIDS, which unloosed the secret he’d been keeping for 30 years—he was gay. A gay movie star, with whom millions of women had fallen in love. Shortly after the announcement, Hudson asked Sara Davidson to write his true story.