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Other People's Diaries

Get a sense of other people's lives and experiences by reading these graphic novels and non-fiction diaries.

Cole, Joni B.
Water Cooler Diaries: Women Across America Share Their Day At Work
HD6053.W383 2008x
Over 500 women kept a diary of their workday on March 27, 2007, sharing accounts of everything from glamorous perk-filled jobs to bosses from hell.
Fies, Brian
Mom's Cancer
RC265.6.F553 F55 2006x
Originally a comic on the Web, this graphic novel portrays the real experiences of one cancer patient and her family. Visually interesting, personally moving, and a great consumer health resource.
Frank, Anne
The Diary Of A Young Girl: The Definitive Edition
DS135.N6 F73313 1995
Includes passages of Anne Frank's diary originally withheld by her father in earlier editions.
Gloeckner, Phoebe
Diary Of A Teenage Girl: An Account In Words And Pictures
Well-respected cartoonist Phoebe Gloeckner creates a semi-autobiographical account of a girl's interesting, painful, promiscuous coming of age in San Francisco in the 1970s.
Gombrowicz, Witold
PG7158.G6692 A3413 1988
Polish novelist and playwright Gombrowicz kept this diary while living as an expatriate in Argentina. In it he confronts, among other things, Communist collective mentality and American small-mindedness.
Lynch, Jennifer
The Secret Diary of Laura Palmer
Twin Peaks character Laura Palmer's diary. Good and freaky.
Pepys, Samuel
Diary of Samuel Pepys
DA447.P4 A4 1953x
Learn about 17th century British social life and customs - like dining "with Mr. Sheply, at My Lord's lodgings, upon his turkey-pie."

Updated: 05/27/2008