Another Lousy Day

  • Dolores, author of the "Lousy" diaries

    Dolores, author of the "Lousy" diaries

A few years ago, Chicago writer David Kodeski found two diaries from 1960 and 1961 in a resale shop. The diaries’ author, a single, working woman who lived on the city’s South Side, wrote meticulously about her everyday life: how she flirted with her co-workers, fought with her Dad, shopped for things she didn’t need, and searched for happiness as she worried about her weight and hairdo. Long Haul adapted Kodeski’s critically-acclaimed, one-man performance piece of the same name for radio. The diary entries are read by Diana Slickman.

Winner: 2005 National Federation of Community Broadcasters, Special Merit Award