'My New York Diary' documents the events in Doucet's life during a six-month period in 1991. At that time, she packed her bags and moved to New York and waiting for her was her new boyfriend, an aspiring cartoonist himself who took Julie to his apartment.
Julie Doucet is widely regarded as one of the top female cartoonists working in graphic novels. She has worked with Drawn & Quarterly since 1990 and has published five graphic novels. Editions of her books have been published in Japan, France, Germany, Italy, and Finland, and her original artwork has been exhibited across the world.