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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Writing-wise, I was surprised that Arfin has a degree in creative writing and is an actual writer who write actual articles.

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But in my arfln, I read the book through ’til the end because I so hoped it would get better. So I said, “What the hell” and decided to read it. I learned a lot about drugs including that you fart when in detox. Instead of exploring her lwsley faults and reasons for her decent into drug abuse, her defenses are raised so high that readers can see an insecurity that the author herself won’t admit exists.

Aug 02, Colleen Weatherly rated it it was ok. That’s why I never felt the urge to experiment with these kinds of drugs, even though they were prevelant in the punk rock and rave scenes, which I would frequent for the music. It would be interesting to do an updated update.



Boys are totally immature. No trivia or quizzes yet.

Maybe if they actually had to work for something besides sobrietythey wouldn’t be so smug and self-obsessed. Lesley Arfin has been writing professionally since Jan 31, Amelia rated it did not like it Shelves: Refresh and try again. Molly Tarlov owns that shit.

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This mostly consist of her reminiscing about all the funny things that happened when she was high and not-at-all-subtly steering the conversation back to herself whenever the other person tries talking about their own lives. I’m sorry to say this, because I thought I would like this book, but it sucked. There was so much pop culture in dsar 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.

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. Arfin goes through her old diaries, rehashing and reliving some of her most horrifying moments as a teenager, and also comments on them.

Sounds like a luxury problem. Apr 22, Judi sampson-young rated it did not like it. It is very Lena. She has since gone on to write for a variety of other magazines including JaneNylonand i-D.


I picked this one up at McKays because the cover reminded me a lot of Mortified edited by David Nagelwhich I enjoyed. The one thing that kept me from putting the book down deqr 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 dfar her. Really, really annoying is more like it. But this book pissed me off.

Nothing to deter me yet. Even as I was reading this five-minute story, I found myself dizry why this book had been published at all. At first I thought it was a work of fiction as many “diary” books directed argin young girls are.

She just wants them to know what they might be getting into. So we get to the last page I never doubted it would be. When I was into it, I was a white upper-middle class suburban kid who just wanted the right to not feel stupid.

Quotes from Dear Diary.