Stack of all volumes of the Diary Project.

About the Diary Project

I recorded my pubescent thoughts and feelings in a series of 12 diaries beginning at age 10, a fifth grader on the verge of puberty and about to embark on her first adventure: middle school.

Seven years later, I graduated from high school. Everything in between…the young girl Girl Scout questioning life and pushing boundaries, wondering about drugs, shop lifting, sex…and never without the struggle with the demons inside all of us.

All of it is captured in these 12 diaries. Perhaps ill-advisedly, I am releasing these entries as a blog exactly 18 years later.

Some entries make me cringe.  Others are hilariously insipid.  Each one is mortifying in its own way to share.

When all is said and done, there comes a time in some young women’s lives where they have to ask themselves, “Do I publish my stack of twelve diaries on the my website?”

And my answer was “Yes.”

Stuff I Love

  • The Babysitters Club

    The babysitters weren’t scared. They had a club.

    I want to go to there →
  • 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 →
  • Roku

    Get rid of the cable company and watch TV over the internet!

    Obtain this item! →
  • Mortified by David Nadelberg

    Real Words. Real People. Real Pathetic.

    That will make my day →
  • David Bowie

    From psychedelia to guitar rock to blue-eyed soul, Bowie’s got it all!

    Get some cool tunes! →
  • Saved by the Bell

    Zack, Jessie, and Screech teach us what to expect from high school!

    Get Saved! →
  • 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! →
  • Juicer

    Enjoy fresh juice from fruits and vegetables  

    Yes, please! →
  • Special Euro-Pro Shark for Pet Hair

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

    Yes please →
  • The Wire

    The show everyone talks about. Haven’t seen it? Don’t you want to talk about it?!

    Wire me up! →
  • The Witches' Almanac

    State-of-the-art astrological guidance for the whole year!

    Get bewitched! →
  • Are You There God? It's Me, Margaret. by Judy Blume

    So raw.  So true.  So pubescent.

    Buy Now →
  • 30 Rock

    The wacky antics of Liz Lemon and her crew

    Get rocked now! →
  • Husqvarna Chainsaws

    Husqvarna sets the standard for world-class chainsaw mayhem!

    Let 'er rip! →
  • Green Heritage Toilet Paper

    One of the softer eco-friendly options available. Buy bulk and have toilet paper forever!

    Yes, please... →
  • Concrete Blonde

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

    Yes please →
  • 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! →
  • Kick-Ass Websites & Blogs

    We make those over at Artsy Geek. It’s our specialty.

    Go on.... →
  • OXO Shower Caddy

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

    Buy Now → Learn Why I LOVE IT!
  • Tom Waits

    Sweet nothings and gruff ballads I could listen to all day. Not to mention that sex appeal.  Mee–ow.

    Buy Now →

Thank you for coming by. It’s good to see you.

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