Episode 151 — Lesley Arfin


Lesley Arfin is the guest. She was a staff writer on the first two seasons of the hit television show Girls, starring Lena Dunham, and she also writes for the MTV series Awkward.  Her book, Dear Diary, is based on a column of the same name that originally appeared in Vice magazine.  It was published by Vice Books/MTV Press in 2007.

Sarah Silverman says

Here’s your chance to have all the benefits of a tortured adolescence without the shitty childhood. Congratulations!

And Chloe Sevigny says

What I love about Dear Diary is how strongly it resonates with all girls. We all went through a bitch phase that makes us cringe when we remember it. We tried being good; we tried being bad; we made other girls feel like shit before we knew what it felt like…It seems like the world is ending when you’re 17 and in the middle of it, but looking back now I realize that’s what adolescence is all about: making mistakes. And that’s why I love Dear Diary.

Monologue topics:  tweets, mail, alt-lit, Internet literature, Jordan Castro, Mira Gonzalez, Megan Boyle, Sam, women, vaginas, feminism.