Note to Self: On Keeping a Journal and Other Dangerous Pursuits

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O'Shea shows why journal writing is fun, why it's effective, and why you should do it. She points to the journal as the tool that helps us learn and grow, uncover our motivations, and come face to face with our own realities. While journaling is essentially a personal, solitary experience, Samara shows how to get the most out of it. Each chapter includes one of the author's journal entries from throughout her life, which are alternately moving, edgy and hilarious, as well as charming anecdotes about the journal experience, all of them relayed in Samara's elegant prose. There are also insights into the act of journaling; suggestions on journal writing techniques (including blogging); exercises and tips on how to enrich the journal-writing experience, and the journal entry of a notorious diarist, including Tennessee Williams, Anais Nin, and '80s model Gia Carangi.

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Book Description William Morrow, 2008. Book Condition: New. Brand New, Unread Copy in Perfect Condition. A+ Customer Service! Summary: Keeping a journal is easy. Keeping a life-altering, soul-enlightening journal, however, is not. At its best, journaling can be among the most transformative of experiences, but you can only get there by learning how to express yourself fully and openly. Enter Samara O'Shea. O'Shea charmed readers with her elegant and witty For the Love of Letters. Now, in Note to Self, she's back to guide us through the fun, effective, and revelatory process of journaling. Along the way, selections from O'Shea's own journals demonstrate what a journal should be: a tool to access inner strengths, uncover unknown passions, face uncertain realities, and get to the center of self. To help create an effective journal, O'Shea provides multiple suggestions and exercises, including: Write in a stream of consciousness: Forget everything you ever learned about writing and just write. Let it all out: the good, bad, mad, angry, boring, and ugly. Ask yourself questions: What do I want to change about myself? What would I never change about myself? Copy quotes: Other people's words can help you figure out where you are in life, or where you'd like to be. It takes time: Don't lose faith if you don't imme-diately feel better after writing in your journal. Think of each entry as part of a collection that will eventually reveal its meaning to you. O'Shea's own journal entries reveal alternately moving, edgy, and hilarious stories from throughout her life, as she hits the party scene in New York, poses naked as an aspiring model, stands by as her boyfriend discovers an infidelity by (you guessed it) reading her journal, and more. There are also fascinating journal entries of notorious diarists, such as John Wilkes Booth, Anais Nin, and Sylvia Plath. A tribute to the healing and reflective power of the written word, Note to Self demonstrates that sometimes being completely honest with yourself is the most dangerous and rewarding pursuit of all. Bookseller Inventory # ABE_book_new_0061494151

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