The first were called pillow books, written by women of the Japanese court in the 10th century A.D.
British royalty began a tradition of keeping "stories of their reign" in the Middle Ages.
Anais Nin, who called her diary "my kief, my hashish and opium pipe," recorded her erotic exploits with Henry Miller and his wife, June. Her four volumes of diaries are a pastiche of literary gossip, feminine revelation and 1930's Parisian culture.
Ronald Reagan, Clark Clifford and Bill Wyman, the Rolling Stones' bassist, relied heavily on their personal diaries when they wrote books.
Today I went to ______________________ with ____________________.
It was Good / Sucked (circle one)
Who/What pissed me off today: __________________________
Favorite person of the day: _____________________
Had Sex? Yes / No (Circle one- be honest)
Extraneous Rant about anything: _______________________________________
Any cool quotes/websites/movies/songs/media I discovered today:
Goal for tomorrow: