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The Secret Diary of Laura Palmer

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Laura Palmer was introduced to television audiences in the opening scenes of "Twin Peaks"--as a beautiful dead girl, wrapped in plastic. Now available in print for the first time in many years (and in e-book for the very first time!), THE SECRET DIARY OF LAURA PALMER chronicles Laura's life from age 12 to her death at 17, and is filled with secrets, character references, a ...more
Paperback, 184 pages
Published October 1st 1990 by Pocket (first published 1990)
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Mar 31, 2008 rated it liked it
Shelves: teevee


Jess ❈Harbinger of Blood-Soaked Rainbows❈

Read a book that was turned into a TV show (or really, based on a TV show in this case. Tomato Tomahto.)


So I went to work today after the crappiest, crappiest day yesterday and one of the waitresses runs up to me with this book and this book and told me she got drunk a few weeks ago and drunkenly ordered them for me because she knew I wanted them so bad. There are still good people on this planet! And it totally made my night. I cried. Seriously. This gift made me cry. At work. People
Mar 31, 2008 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommended to A.K. by: The owels
Obviously not for Twin Peaks non-fans. Ms. Lynch isn't the most lucid writer--no shit, she's a Lynch--but WHOOOO CARES. The teenie bop pathos, weirdo sex and hints of a complicated spirituality are a bit trashy and all magic. And while the mystery of woman-child Laura Palmer was a focal point of the show, having Laura speak on Laura was satisfying. I loved loved loved that Lynch gave us Laura's realization that the people in her life project their shit onto her, and that she both gets off on thi ...more
My life is whatever the other person in the room wants it to be.
- Laura Palmer

I would recommend this book to: Fans of Twin Peaks and / or people interested in troubled teenage girls, the subconscious and horror.
The Beginning: Dear Diary, My name is Laura Palmer, and as of just three short minutes ago, I officially turned twelve years old!

I finished the Twin Peaks series a few weeks ago and loved every single episode. Imagine how intrigued I was to learn that there was a Laura Palmer diary wri
Mike Lester
Apr 11, 2012 rated it really liked it
Such a dangerous thing diaries are. They sit in dresser drawers like a loaded weapon, a mine waiting to explode at the slightest touch. Some of my most horrible moments have been connected to diaries, things written and read, and because of this, I will never keep one. Jennifer Lynch has perfectly captured the spirit of Laura Palmer in these pages. The entries range from teenage innocence at one moment, to the jaded, worldly girl/woman Laura was. A fun read that actually enhances the Twin Peaks ...more
Mar 13, 2013 rated it did not like it
So, my friend Rusty insisted that I read this after I watched Twin Peaks and admitted to him my temporary obsession with it. Rusty's the biggest Twin Peaks fan I know, so I thought he'd surely have a suggestion for a book (or series) I could love as much as Twin Peaks. I had no idea that this book existed, so I immediately downloaded it to my Kindle on his suggestion and put off watching the prequel movie to the series because he swore that I had to read this first.

I'd been trying to figure out
Ben Loory
May 04, 2011 rated it liked it
been meaning to read this for about twenty years, and found it sitting by the register at my favorite used bookstore for 2 bucks the other day... seemed like a sign... it's actually a pretty good read, totally convincing as a young girl's diary, pretty disturbing at times, with a lot of really memorable scenes, and definitely took me right back to twin peaks and all the time i spent watching and thinking about the show. as it went on, however, it seemed to unravel a bit... got to a point where i ...more
Nov 29, 2011 rated it liked it
Not recommended for the under-10 crowd. Ahem, mother? Yes, I watched Twin Peaks as a child. I also bought the book and had the t-shirt. And I'm pretty sure I was the only fifth-grader wearing a "You are a stranger here but once" shirt displaying the infamous "Welcome to Twin Peaks, population 51,201" sign. Was Lynch avant-garde in those lonely, pre-teen years? I would say so. (It's funny that not even any of the teachers confronted me about it, either. But that probably says more about our pool ...more
Dora Santos Marques
May 06, 2016 rated it it was amazing
A minha opinião em vídeo:

Foi a série que mais me marcou e a melhor de sempre, na minha opinião.
Não vale a pena ler este livro, sem ter visto a série "Twin Peaks" pois não vão entender nada.
Este livro são os 7 dias antes do assassinato da Laura Palmer.
Dec 11, 2012 rated it it was amazing
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“I told him I didn’t want to hurt him, or anyone else. I just feel that sometimes I am better company only to myself, because of what is happening in my life, than I am or would be to anyone else.” 11 likes
“Sometimes I think life would be so much easier if we didn’t have to think about being boys or girls or men or women or old or young, fat or thin… if we could all just be certain we were the same. We might be bored, but the danger of life and of living would be gone.” 7 likes
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