Note to Self
On Keeping a Journal and Other Dangerous Pursuits
A charming anecdotal guide to the joys of journal-writing, with exercises and tips to enhance the journaling experience.
Much like she did with correspondence in her first book, For the Love of Letters, in Note to Self Samara O’Shea shows why journal-writing is fun and effective. In a hip and accessible voice, O’Shea shows how the journal is a great tool to help readers learn and grow, uncover their motivations, and come face to face with their own realities.
Each chapter includes one of O’Shea’s journal entries from throughout her life, which are alternately moving, edgy, and hilarious; suggestions on writing techniques (including blogging); exercises and tips on how to enrich the journal-writing experience, and the journal entry of a notorious diarist, including some from Tennessee Williams, Anaïs Nin, and model Gia Carangi, whose life was the inspiration for the HBO movie Gia starring Angelina Jolie.
William Morrow, 9780061494154, 192pp.
Publication Date: July 22, 2008
About the Author
Samara O'Shea is the author of For the Love of Letters: A 21st-Century Guide to the Art of Letter Writing as well as a blogger for The Huffington Post.