CHEEVER, JOHN D.  Short story writer and novelist. Diary entry records his experiences escorting daughter Susan to a birthday party in Manhattan. Entry here from The Journals of John Cheever, by John Cheever. copyright © 1990 by Mary Cheever, Susan Cheever, Benjamin Cheever, and Federico Cheever. Used by permission of Alfred A. Knopf, a division of Random House, Inc.