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The Accidental Diarist - a book by McCarthy, Molly A.

The Accidental Diarist

A History of the Daily Planner in America

The Accidental Diarist( )
Author: McCarthy, Molly A.
ISBN:978-0-226-03321-1
Publication Date:Jul 2013
Publisher:University of Chicago Press
Book Format:Hardback
List Price:USD $97.00
Book Description:

In this era of tweets and blogs, it is easy to assume that the self-obsessive recording of daily minutiae is a recent phenomenon. But Americans have been navel-gazing since nearly the beginning of the republic. The daily planner--variously called the daily diary, commercial diary, and portable account book--first emerged in colonial times as a means of telling time, tracking finances, locating the nearest inn, and even planning for the coming winter. They were carried by everyone...
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Pages:280
Detailed Subjects: Literary Collections / Diaries & Journals
Physical Dimensions (W X L X H):6 x 9 x 0.9 Inches
Book Weight:1.144 Pounds

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