Sylvia Plath was an American artist, author, and writer of short stories. Known primarily for poetry, Plath additionally composed a semi-autobiographical novel, The Bell Jar, under the nom de plume Lucas. The book's hero, Esther Greenwood, is a brilliant, yearning young woman at Smith College who experiences a mental breakdown while interning for a magazine in New York. The plot parallels Plath's own experience as an intern at Mademoiselle magazine and her subsequent mental breakdown and suicidal tendencies.
There's something extraordinary about journals. They record our recollections, hold our confessions, and are never judged. These are characteristics that seem out of sync with a time where sharing, tweeting, and posting about each passing idea has turned into the standard. So on the off chance that you can keep a secret, here are four fictional journals. Clever and unfortunate —these journals come in all shapes and sizes.