The book by Joan Didion We Tell Ourselves Stories In Order To Live is about Slouching Towards Bethlehem captures the counterculture of the sixties, its mood, and lifestyle, as symbolized by California. She has a notebook to record everything in her daily life. I really enjoy her writing. My favorite sentence is “ I sometimes delude myself about why I keep a notebook, imagine that some thrifty virtue derives from preserving everything observed.” We always want to remember something and do not want to forget. Whenever that is good or not just observed everything and written it down. I think it is the good way to remain and record our life and helps you remember things differently. We can always look back and keep the memory forever. My mom always lets me write the dairy mandatory when I was little. But over time I was so upset of those “extra Homework”. But as I gradually growing up I like to write something proactively. To record it and think about it.