Author Archives: 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, and get at her on Facebook and Twitter.

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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