All of the volumes of the Diary Project

The Diary Project

12 diaries. One girl armed with a pen…and no confidence.
Fifth grade…middle school…high school. Graduation.

Sex, drugs and rock and roll. Suburbia-style.

Latest From 12-year-old Jen

Seventh grade. No boyfriend. Regrettably. Daydreaming of Olympic stardom. Also regrettably.

More mortifying tales of pre-pubescent Jen

Volume One

The end of 5th Grade. Headed off to middle school. 11 years old. Perfect handwriting.

Volume Two

6th Grade. November 15, 1993 through May 19, 1994. 12 years old. No boobs.

Volume Three

The end of 6th Grade. Still no boobs.

Stuff I Love

  • Juicer

    Enjoy fresh juice from fruits and vegetables  

    Yes, please! →
  • Cat Carrier

    This is necessary whenever it comes to moving the Guster around town. He proceeds to soil it.

    I must have it →
  • Willie Nelson

    Timeless songs and performances from the Red-Headed Stranger!

    Get some Willie! →
  • Le Creuset Cookware

    It’s got a French name, so it must be good stuff!  

    Get some Le Creuset! →
  • Talking Heads

    Head in the clouds…feet on the ground…

    I like heads that talk... →
  • Husqvarna Chainsaws

    Husqvarna sets the standard for world-class chainsaw mayhem!

    Let 'er rip! →
  • Special Euro-Pro Shark for Pet Hair

    It virtually peels the cat hair right off my couch!  LOVE IT.

    Yes please →
  • Roxy Music

    Have you heard them? They’re good!

    Let's do this! →
  • Green Forest 100% Recycled TP

    The highest post-consumer content of any recycled toilet paper! Also, it’s soft & absorbent.

    I'm ready to wipe green! →
  • Days of Our Lives

    TV’s longest-running daytime soap! It will never be cancelled!

    Load up on Days stuff! →
  • Veronica Mars

    This teen spends her free time solving mysteries!  

    Sign me up for this! →
  • Heavy Silverware

    Feel the weight of the fork in your hand. None of that flimsy-ass Target shit.

    Here here! →
  • John Hughes Movies

    Masterpieces of teenage comedy! We’ll pretend the Home Alone sequels didn’t happen.

    Me want this! →
  • Marcal Recycled Toilet Paper

    It comes in a nifty roll-out box and is very durable. You could put this right next to the toilet!

    I want to go to there →
  • Green Tree Recycled TP

    With 96 (!) rolls, these are a great value. And they come in a big box you could potentially use as a fort later!

    That hits the spot! →
  • Are You There God? It's Me, Margaret. by Judy Blume

    So raw.  So true.  So pubescent.

    Buy Now →
  • Mad Men

    The adventures of Don Draper, with the 1960s as backdrop

    Get mad →
  • RSQ Recording Karaoke Player

    This home karaoke player can play music in all sorts of formats, and it records your performance!

    Buy Now →
  • OXO Shower Caddy

    So great I just had to make a video about it.

    Buy Now → Learn Why I LOVE IT!
  • Concrete Blonde

    So angsty and yet so relevant. Sing your heart out in the shower… I try to do it every day.

    Yes please →

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