Tuesday, December 18, 2007

Dear Diary



From The New Yorker comes this piece dealing with the fascination people have with diaries. Why do we write them and why do we read them?

Woke Up This Morning

Some diaries I'd like to read...

*Ayn Rand's

*Dorothy Parker's

*Lise Meitner's

7 comments:

Jen said...

I wish more people kept diaries. I know I wish *I* did. The only times I've ever been consistent was when I was in therapy in high school. Reading that now is just painful, between the circumstances and the normal tortured teenage angst...

cube said...

I keep a journal. Of course, it began as a diary when I was in 6th grade and just evolved as I grew older.

Mine is usually good for a laugh.

Kathy said...

Hey ebuc!

* Dorothy Parker's
and * Ayn Rands diaries would be a couple I'd like to read too!

Also Errol Flynn and Harpo Marx.

And I just love to quote this quip of Dorothy Parker's whenever the opportunity arises.

"I like to have a martini,
Two at the very most.
Three and I'm under the table.
Four and I'm under the host!"

And that was way back in the 1920's, I think. Quite risque eh?

Brooke said...

I haaaated keeping a journal when it was assigned to us at school one year.

Ugh.

cube said...

brooke: and yet you blog. Don't you think they're almost the same thing?

Brooke said...

Nah. There's no interaction with a diary.

cube said...

brooke: I disagree. A journal is the ultimate interaction -- the one with yourself.