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“This is My Drug”: What I Learned From a Lifetime Diary Habit

3 lessons from re-reading the Diaries of Anaïs Nin (1914–1974)

Photo by Alban Martel on Unsplash

I had not thought about her for years until I found my old journal in a box at the back of a cupboard while packing up my mother’s house. When I began re-reading it, I was mortified she had kept it — if only because of the number of clichés, rather than the…

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