Real Words. Real People. Real Pathetic

Book - 2006
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In the days before blogs, teenagers recorded their lives with a pen in top-secret notebooks, usually emblazoned with an earnest, underlined plea to parents to keep away. Since 2002, David Nadelberg has tapped that vast wellspring of adolescent anguish in the stage show Mortified , in which grown men and women confront their past with firsthand tales of their first kiss, first puff, worst prom, fights with mom, life at bible camp, worst hand job, best mall job, and reasons they deserved to marry Simon LeBon.

Following the same formula that has made the live show a beloved cult hit, Mortified the book takes real childhood journals and documents and edits the entries into captivating, comedic, and cathartic stories, introduced by their now older (and allegedly wiser) authors. From letters begging rescue from a hellish summer camp to catty locker notes about stuck-up classmates to obsessive love that borders on stalking, Mortified gives voice to the real -- and really pathetic -- hopes, fears, desires, and creative urgings that have united adolescents for generations.
Publisher: New York : Simon Spotlight Entertainment, c2006.
Edition: 1st ed.
ISBN: 9781416928072
Branch Call Number: 810.8092 Mortifie
Characteristics: xv, 399 p. :,ill. ;,21 cm.
Additional Contributors: Nadelberg, David
Katcher, Neil


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Sep 01, 2011

It's interesting to see what people actually record on paper. Makes me wonder about my lost adolescent writings!

loonylovesgood Dec 31, 2010

Funny, sometimes highly disturbing entries from people's childhood/teenage diaries! It's unbelievable what some people will write!


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