The Diary of a Teenage Girl: 'The Jane Austen of Juvenile Delinquents'

Between the ages of 15 and 18, until her death in 1999 of cystic fibrosis, a Pennsylvania teenager named Mary Rose wrote unguardedly in her journals, describing her fights with her mother, a magnet for abusive, criminal boyfriends; her own experiences with romance, sex, alcohol, and drugs; and living with cystic fibrosis. Gillian McCain discusses creating the book Dear Nobody: The True Diary of Mary Rose from diary entries and letters, edited with Legs McNeil. She’s joined by Mary Rose’s mother.  

Dear Nobody, edited by legs McNeil and Gillian McCain
Dear Nobody, edited by Legs McNeil and Gillian McCain