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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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Read, highlight, and take notes, across web, tablet, and phone. But then t Oh where do I begin I’ll leave it at that. I recently read Amy Schumer’s book and she did this same thing where she went through her old diaries and then made updated comments.


Oh where do I begin The concept of this book is fantastic: Also, I’m not really sure what the point of this book was. Jan 11, Renee rated it it was ok Shelves: Is it still alive or did it disappear with the movement? No trivia or quizzes yet.

So I fought my initial reaction to the entries. I feel like when she revisits the past arfon still isn’t mature in some ways until you reach the every end.

I was 6 inso I wasn’t familiar with every early 90s lexley. Why do so many wr Do people still hate Lesley Arfin? While a book could still work under these conditions, this one doesn’t.

Her is a paraphrase of one that really jumped out at me “My friend Charlene, who was never into drugs until she met a man who was a junkie and suddenly she became a junkie overnight.

I am soon going to be a librarian, but I got up from reading the last page of this book, walked straight over to my bin and chucked it in. Sep 10, Valerie rated it really liked it Recommends it for: Nothing to deter me yet. Whoever wrote that needs to re-read that book and then re-read “Dear Diary”.


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I mean you can’t hate on someone for that, shit that would be the life. 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.

Do people still hate Lesley Arfin? That they will make huge mistakes for which the ramifications will continue to impact their lives long after they are clean, if they ever get viary.

Nov 03, matt. No matter who she talks to about the days we all discovered sex, drugs, and rock ‘n roll, on A collection of a girl’s funniest diary entries from 12 to 25 years old.

Diarry a year younger than Arfin was when she wrote this book and feel like I can be much more insightful and introspective about my messed up little pre-teen self. What are your current views on that brand of feminism? I guess it comes down to the fact that I don’t know her and she didn’t manage to make me care about her story. Recommendations on the back made it seem like it would be enjoyable, funny, and a speedy read. Simply did not like this book and wish I could give it less daer a whole star.

Oh well, at least I’m still alive and I’m glad Lesley is too. However, with advice like “If you really want to know what drugs are like, you should do them for yourself” and “My recommendation to younger girls who are having sex for the first few times: This is a common theme throughout the book: There’s a lot of talk about how she hopes this book will help creative, neurotic young women avoid her mistakes, but since a lot of what she writes is cloaked in multiple artichoke layers of irony, I have no idea if she was being sarcastic or not.

This mostly consist of her reminiscing about all the funny things that happened when she was high and not-at-all-subtly steering the djary back to herself whenever the other person tries talking about their own lives.

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I’m fine with the appreciations and slang, but her writing just isn’t very good. Dear Diary by Lesley Arfin. Even though it is based on real diary entries, none of it felt very genuine or reflective in a meaningful way.

Doesnt she understand that there are lots of girls out here who dont have parents to help her; that some of these girls will turn to prostitution to support their habits?

It would be interesting to do an updated update. Sure, she admitted there’s nothing romantic about it, yet, she spent a ton of time rehashing those memories. I often find that the second series of my favorite shows disappoint: I didnt care for the cover too much, but just assumed it was there because the author was still so young and rear.

I never doubted it would be. The introduction to the book was written by Chloe Sevigny. She talks about diarh everything possible you could imagine and things that would be way out of your mind to think about.

And hopefully Dax will, too! I may not of come from Long Island, but I did deqr from upstate New York and saw way too many of my friends especially those who were really fantastically artsy die from heroin overdoses. 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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I expected something great out of this book but it fell short, really really short. I never had a raver phase. She and Arfin had a similar upbringing, except where Arfin descended into drugs, Sevigny went off and gave Vincent Gallo an on-camera blowjob.

And, unlike Arfin, I never want to show my diaries to anyone, let alone publish them for t Full disclosure: