I got this from the library after Keri Smith made reference to it a few times. I thought maybe it would help me ﬁgure out how to start writing in my journal more consistently again, to remind me how to think on a page, and so far it seems to be working. Also it has been good to remember how to enjoy solitude, which is obviously the main recurring theme in this book. Reading this also reminded me that I once had the idea of reading the diaries of Anaïs Nin, but couldn’t ever catch the early diaries at the library. I went through a little Nin phase in college but have barely even thought of her since then.