The Peep Diaries

The Peep Diaries
How We're Learning to Love Watching Ourselves and Our Neighbors


Hal Niedzviecki


Hal Niedzviecki is the founder of Broken Pencil Magazine and has published numerous works of social commentary, including The Peep Diaries: How We're Learning to Love Watching Ourselves and Our Neighbors, Hello I'm Special: How Individuality Became the New Conformity (both published by City Lights) and We Want Some Too: Underground Desire and the Reinvention of Mass Culture. He has also published two works of fiction, including The Program, a novel, and Smell It, a collection of stories.  Hal is the subject of the documentary "Peep Culture" which premiered in Canada and the U.S. in 2011. Look Down, This is Where it Must Have Happened is his first collection of stories to be published in the U.S.


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Look Down, This Is Where It Must Have Happened
Hal Niedzviecki
A millennial masterpiece, wildly imaginative and boldly executed by a master storyteller and penetrating cultural observer.



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Hello, I'm Special
How Individuality Became the New Conformity
Hal Niedzviecki
Hal Niedzviecki has a blunt message for the army of tattoo and piercing enthusiasts, bloggers, skateboard warriors, and anyone else walking around with the smug certainty that they are one of a kind: Individuality is the new conformity.