VICE. The Design Issue |. by Lesley Arfin. |. Dec 1 , am. Dear Diary Dear Diary,. I’m in Long Island once again. Tonight for some strange. Jun 1, The Hardcover of the Dear Diary by Lesley Arfin at Barnes & Noble. FREE Shipping on $ or more!. Jun 1, A collection of a girl’s funniest diary entries from 12 to 25 years old. She updates each entry by tracking down the people involved and asking.
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But then t Oh where do I begin Sep 17, Kelly rated it did not like it Shelves: Overall, an easy, zero-pound read of teenage-girl drama – small shit that through rational eyes are pretty much guaranteed non-incidents, non-invents but which somehow No matter who she talks to about the days we all discovered sex, drugs, and rock ‘n roll, one thing becomes abundantly clear: But then to make a statement like, “it never accured to me that not everyone’s parents help them out” Apr 17, Lila Dobbs added it.
Open Preview See a Problem? Also, I irrationally hate the cover photo because Richard Kern is a hack and I wish aliens would abduct him and take him back to their home planet for study. I liked the format a lot.
I didnt care for the cover too much, but just assumed it was there because the author was still so young and immature. And, unlike Arfin, I never want to show my diaries to anyone, let alone publish them for t Full disclosure: Feb 05, Pilouetta rated it did not like it Recommended to Pilouetta by: From inside the book. Then I started reading. Sometimes there’s tiny sparks of self-awareness and legit insight, but they’re quickly extinguished by the endless sludge tide of dissecting stupid fights the author had when she was 16 years old.
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But I just didn’t appreciate how literally every diary entry from age 12 to 25 was like, “Whatever I’m just going to get high fuck everything. Craft-Cycle This book was okay. Even as I was reading this five-minute story, I found myself wondering why this book had been published at all. To ask other readers questions about Dear Diaryplease sign up. The original diary entries just didnt strike me as genuine; there was something that didnt feel right about them. The back cover blurbs all talk about how funny and poignant it is, etc, etc.
But and it’s a big one I didn’t l 2. I can’t believe this was written by a year-old. The column was an instant success, giving Vice a much needed “chick angle,” and launching Arfin’s writing carreer.
She updates each entry by tracking down the people involved and asking awkward questions like, “Do you remember when I tried to beat you up? He has been my supporter from the lseley beginning.
Jan 14, S rated it did not like it. I don’t remember any of the details 1. The problem is that A I was looking through the bookstore purchasing materials for my vacation rare treat to self when this book on display jumped out at me. I was very insecure and really just very interested in everything. deqr
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I’m a arifn younger than Arfin was when she wrote this book and feel like I can be much more leeley and introspective about my messed up little pre-teen self. She updates each entry by tracking down the people involved and asking awkward questions like, “Do you remember when I tried to beat you up? Oh PS, Gay is not a pejorative adjective. Return to Book Page. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.
However, with advice like “If you really want to know what drugs are like, you leslwy do them for yourself” and “My recommendation to younger girls who are having sex for the first few times: This woman has come a long way and is someone who is remarkably talented. There are 6 billion people here, so it’s not all about you. She grew up a Jewish American Princess in Long Island, endured the same cattiness and extreme self-consciousness all arfkn suffer through, became a punk, then a raver, then went off to college — and became a full-blown junkie.
The main focus in Dear Diary is talking about how Lesleys repeated mistakes lead her leslwy drugs and how her drug addiction got stronger, she ended up going to rehab twice. The author is shallow and full of herself Mar 28, Katrina rated it liked it. And I can say with a pretty fair amount of certainty that they didn’t. Simply did not like this book and wish I could give it less than a whole star.
I love the physical act of writing Boys afin totally immature. I also noticed that she used words like “gay” and “retard” which are taboo today. While a book could still work under these conditions, this one doesn’t.
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Boys are totally immature. Lesley is hard to relate to. My library Help Advanced Book Search. This wrinkle in the editorial process produces some fascinating results and new perspectives on what would otherwise be and still kind of is a whole lot of navel gazing.