I Found My Dream Apartment — and then Adopted a Difficult Dog

A personal essay in which writer Jason Diamond reflects on the early, difficult days with his anxious dog, Max, and realizes how much they were, and are alike.

Source: Curbed
Published: May 8, 2018
Length: 7 minutes (1,843 words)

Judging Books By Their Covers

A personal essay in which author Jason Diamond tries to make sense of his obsession with collecting Vintage Contemporaries paperbacks from the 80s.

Source: Longreads
Published: Oct 20, 2017
Length: 18 minutes (4,639 words)

Finding My Florida

A region-by-region travelogue of Jason Diamond’s road trip through the Sunshine State. Driving through Florida from top to bottom helps Diamond better understand a state with a variety of image problems—a state everyone else in his family eventually migrated to—and the ways in which he might and might not have fit in if he’d ever chosen to stay.

Published: May 23, 2017
Length: 12 minutes (3,123 words)

Sex, Drugs, and Bestsellers: The Legend of the Literary Brat Pack

A look back at the “literary brat pack”—Jay McInerney, Bret Easton Ellis, Tama Janowitz and a group of other writers in the 1980s as famous for their coke-fueled late nights at the Odeon as they were for publishing celebrated novels before the age of 30.

Published: Nov 2, 2016
Length: 18 minutes (4,542 words)