Lesley Arfin

The Turning Gay Issue

So, Ahab, Can I Bum My Doobage?

For tween girls in the 80s, there were two pivotal books you had to read: Forever by Judy Blume and Go Ask Alice by Anonymous (ooh, anonymous! You just knew it was going to be good). Forever taught you about sex--mostly that it is normal for...
Lesley Arfin
4.1.07
The Drugs Issue

The VICE Guide to Rehab

A good rehab is essentially an anarchist socialist commune with one rule: Don't get high.
Lesley Arfin
12.3.05
The Tidbits Issue

Idle Hands

Going to jail in Durango, Mexico is easy l.i.v.i.n. It's actually not even really punishment at all, which makes one wonder how a handful of murderers, drugs dealers, rapists, child molesters, and petty thieves can ever get rehabilitated. Guess what...
Lesley Arfin
12.1.05
The Sex Issue

Dear Diary

Because this is the Sex Issue, I decided I would copy down my "sex" list.
Lesley Arfin
12.1.05
The Rainy Day Issue

Dear Diary

I cut my hair. My life is so boring. I'm just waiting for something to happen.
Lesley Arfin
12.1.05
The Kill Your Parents Issue

Dear Diary

Joey Dipollo came to our school to talk about AIDS. He was so cute.
Lesley Arfin
12.1.05
The Tidbits Issue

Lesley Arfin's Tidbits

Here are some of the volumes that I mine for "Dear Diary" material. These are all the best-looking ones. Most of the others are just marble notebooks with weird scrawlings on them that even I can't read.
Lesley Arfin
12.1.05
The Animals Issue

Dear Diary

I love all creatures big and small. Even skinheads. Even you.
Lesley Arfin
12.1.05
The Music Issue

Dear Diary

CDs were still a new and exciting invention and "Ghetto Bastard" got us really pumped.
Lesley Arfin
12.1.05
The Mentally Ill Issue

Dear Diary

Twin Towers, mental health and drug dealers.
Lesley Arfin
12.1.05
The Horror Issue

Dear Diary

Last night was Halloween but I didn’t do anything. I stayed home to give out candy but nobody really came to our door. Supposedly there was a fight at Barry Lane, and Ally and Julie went and Marcie and Wendy were there too but I guess I feel like...
Lesley Arfin
12.1.05
The Hugs & Kisses Issue

The VICE Guide to Friendship

Want to know about all the different kinds of friends? Welcome to the Friendship Forest. It can be a treacherous place, but its rewards are warmth, hugs, understanding, and chuckles. The ultimate goal is finding your BFF, but you'll really have to do...
Lesley Arfin
12.3.04
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