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How do I make sure no one finds my candid diaries?

DEAR AMY: I am an older woman, an introvert, who has kept diaries, journals and notes my whole life. And naturally, in them I “let my hair down.” Now it is time for me to destroy them — I wouldn’t want anyone to find them after I’m gone.

Columnist Amy Dickinson (Bill Hogan/Chicago Tribune) 

Unfortunately, they are in various plastic-bound, hard cardboard or spiral books. I have no idea how to dispose of them, and there are a ton of them. The thought of having to extricate the paper from the covers is overwhelming.

One thing I guess I could do is take a few at a time and wrap them in black plastic and put them in the garbage and hope no one finds them.

Do you have a better suggestion?

Overwhelmed

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