Author Archives: Diana Spechler

Diana Spechler

About Diana Spechler

Diana Spechler is the author of the novels Who By Fire (Harper Perennial, 2008) and Skinny (Harper Perennial, 2011). She has written for The New York Times, GQ, O Magazine, Esquire, New York Magazine, Details, The Wall Street Journal, Nerve, Slate, Glimmer Train Stories, and elsewhere. She teaches writing in New York City and for Stanford University's Online Writer's Studio. Learn more at www.dianaspechler.com, and get at her on Facebook and Twitter.
Finally after years of being forbidden the Bearenstein Bears Meet Santa Bear....

Mingling with the Mistletoe

Diana Spechler goes home for the holidays. To Staten Island for her first Christmas. Continue reading




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What You Really Really Want

In which Diana Spechler relives her senior prom. Continue reading




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National Tap Dance Day

In which Diana Spechler falls in love with a variety of dancing men. Continue reading




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Running For President

In which Diana Spechler recalls her childhood political ambitions and her eleven-year-old breasts. Continue reading




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My mother and me

Mother’s Day

In which Diana Spechler remembers her ex-boyfriends’ mothers. Continue reading




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Jewish-American Heritage Month

In which Diana Spechler seeks revenge in the Middle East. Continue reading




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My Boyfriend, Jesus

In which Diana Spechler reminisces about her college boyfriend, who thought he was Jesus. Continue reading




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In Honor of National Pot Smokers’ Day

In which Diana Spechler reminisces about illegally buying liquor, and the Boston College student who sold it to her. Love and drugs at the age of seventeen.
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