Diary as Literature

A diary is usually one of two things: Ourselves at our worst, i.e. complaining or self-aggrandizing. Or, perhaps more disappointing, ourselves at our most mundane. For the next two days, we’re speaking with the authors of two new books, both of which orbit around the idea of keeping a diary. Today, we start with Heidi Julavits discussing her new memoir, The Folded Clock.