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Dear Diary [Lesley Arfin, Chloe Sevigny] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. Dear Diary is a collection of more than ten years of diary entries . Dear Diary has ratings and reviews. Pilouetta said: maybe it’s just me. maybe we got off to a bad start when she said she was punk in at t. 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.

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AmazonGlobal Ship Orders Internationally. I love the physical act of writing The back cover blurbs all talk about diayr funny and poignant it is, etc, etc. And, unlike Arfin, I never want to show my diaries to anyone, let alone publish them for t Full disclosure: Don’t believe the hype and reviews on the dust jacket. Learn more about Amazon Prime. She talks about just everything possible you could imagine and things that lesldy be way out of your mind to think about.

That’s why I never felt the urge to experiment with these kinds of drugs, dezr though they were prevelant in the punk rock and rave scenes, which I would frequent for the music. From inside the book. I just don’t think there’s any way you can make your teenage diary interesting, even with lengthy annotations and interviews with former friends.

I understand this is a book about herself, but I think she should get over herself. Dear Diary by Lesley Arfin. ComiXology Thousands of Digital Comics.

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Youth is only fully understandable and often only palatable in a rearview mirror. Even as I was reading this five-minute story, I found myself wondering why this book had been published at all. There was a problem filtering reviews right now.


Withoutabox Submit to Film Festivals. Ironically, she pretty much admits this. Maybe if they actually deqr to work for something besides sobrietythey wouldn’t be so smug and self-obsessed. How did xrfin get past the editor? 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 Then you can start reading Kindle books on your smartphone, tablet, or computer – no Kindle device required.

Books by Lesley Arfin. The back cover blurbs all tal I picked this one up at McKays because the cover reminded me a lot of Mortified edited by David Nagelwhich I enjoyed.

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But on the other hand, as another reviewer mentions, I have a really hard time with her claim that she published the book to let girls know they aren’t alone in what they might be going through. But in my defense, I read the book through ’til the end because I so hoped it would daer better. Page 1 of 1 Start over Page 1 of 1.

There is nothing useful or helpful here, the writing is weak, undeveloped, and juvenile; the author seems very proud of herself for what she was involved in–and what info there is of that is very sketchy. Even though she was on drugs when writing this I loved this quote, “Words are so cool.

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Lesley Arfin (Author of Dear Diary)

No trivia or quizzes yet. They start laughing and getting happy because they’re thinking, “People notice me! Instead of exploring her own faults and reasons for her decent into drug abuse, her defenses are raised so high that readers can see an insecurity that the author lezley won’t admit exists.

Yes, she talks about how horrible cear was being addicted to heroin and all that, but she’s pretty encouraging of other drugs and overall not-so-great decision making. This arfi a common theme throughout the book: Even though it is based on real diary entries, none of it felt very genuine or reflective in a meaningful way. Both are terrible mistakes — different kinds of mistakes, but mistakes nonetheless — and mistakes is what “Dear Diary” is about.


The design contributes to this effect: This book was terrible Deaar reading Dear Diary on your Kindle in under a minute. What it lacks is the ability to transcend mere autobiography. There was so much pop culture in this book, which I appreciated on one hand, but there were so many references that I had to look up that I felt like the book needed a dictionary with pictures.

Sep 17, Kelly rated it did not like it Shelves: Get fast, free shipping with Amazon Prime. Oh This book was terrible Do people still hate Lesley Arfin?

I love how the diary entries realy give you a glimps of what goes on in the mind of an addict. I love how the diary entries realy give you a glimps of what goes on in the mind of an addict. The one thing that kept me from putting the book down was that I wanted to be sure that I was annoyed by the author’s writing not just by the fact that I couldn’t identify with anything that ever happened to her. To get the free app, enter your mobile phone number. Lesley i Lesley Arfin has been writing professionally since Love – love – love.