BlackBook Magazine

The latest issue of BlackBook is all about diaries, journals and weblogs:

BlackBook cover“Among publishers it’s an article of faith that people no longer want to read books; they just want to write them. The old adage that everyone has a novel in them is being tested as never before, only this novel has turned out to be autobiographical. From television to the Internet, the confessional is rapidly becoming the de facto mode of expression. Everyone, it seems, wants to be heard. Responding to the spirit of the times, BlackBook invited a cross- section of the blazing talents and intellects in the culture to tear a page or two from their diaries or journals and give them to us: the result is a glimpse into the daily lives, concerns, and obsessions of some of the people who shape our world.”

Featured writers:

  • Salam Pax: “Dear Diary, ‘resistance fighters’ with Kalashnikovs and covered faces have spread out over the streets of our west Baghdad neighborhood.”
  • Alexandra Kerry: “Dear Diary, I’m going on Larry King tomorrow, my first press appearance since dad lost the presidential election…”
  • Irvine Welsh: “Dear Diary, I’ve decided against taking part in Celebrity Big Brother—it would be crap being known as somebody who’s on the telly, rather than as somebody who’s actually done something.”
  • Ozzie Osbourne: “Tonight I’m heading down to Fountain Studios in London to hang out with my wife on the set of X-Factor, a new television show that she’s doing with Simon Cowell, from American Idol. I’m taking my jellybeans, and hopefully I’ll be close enough to pelt Cowell in the back of the head with some.”

[via HardGuy]

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