PositiveHarvard ReviewThe story Didion tells about her development as a writer in the new collection Let Me Tell You What I Mean is a story of naïve craftmanship: Didion as a \'collector of verbs,\' a scavenger of images, innocent of their meaning. She is not \'an intellectual.\' Not political. Of course, she is both ... In her new collection, Didion does not always tell us what she means, least of all about her own writing, but she does show us. More than just a collector of verbs, she was an astute critic of the mid-century press, who cared about much more than the lights on in the Bevatron.