In 2003 well known novelist, Globe & Mail contributor and CBC personality Russell Smith wrote a pornographic novel under the pseudonym Diane Savage. Few copies made it into circulation, and even fewer people knew who really wrote the book. This edition, with a new introduction by the author, parts the veil on Smiths pseudomonious existence, and makes the book widely available for the first time. Written in the tradition of erotic confession (with a catch), as delicately written as the tales of Anais Nin or Pauline Reage, Smiths pornographic novel portrays in memoir form female desire. The unnamed narrator gorgeous, sophisticated, bored, underemployed embarks on a series of intense urban encounters and relationships, described with Smiths trademark wit and linguistic playfulness. Her desire is limitless: toe curling intense, without reserve. Diana: A Diary in the Second Person is a literary experiment, a modernist tale told in deft prose, whose goal is to arouse and to paint a sexual portrait of a city. It scorches.