In this chapter, I piece together a more digestible, somewhat linear life-narrative based on the stories in Hannah's adult diaries. These stories tell us about Hannah's childhood, the absented experiences from her adolescence, and her life between the end of the adolescent diaries and the beginning of the adult books. I also give away the action of the adult diaries by discussing her life as she was writing the diaries. The following three chapters then focus in greater depth on the primary relationship in these adult diaries-her marriage-and how she is able to transform herself and leave. This transformation, as it is represented in her text, brings to life the theory of temporal development outlined in Chapter 2.