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Real Pathetic. Mortified: Real Words. Nadelberg, David Published by Gallery Books, Seller Rating:. Available From More Booksellers. About the Book. We're sorry; this specific copy is no longer available. Sep 27, Leenda dela Luna rated it liked it. Not quite as hysterical as the live show - but a great read if you don't have performances in your area - just remember to do so in an highly angsty teen voice.

Shelves: favorites , read I laughed so hard that I was crying multiple time! Thanks so much to K-Hops for lending it to me. I have to get my own copy!

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May 31, Andrea Frohman rated it it was amazing Shelves: biography-autobiography , coming-of-age. How humiliating would it be as a teenager to know that strangers or anyone is reading your deepest darkest secrets and your thoughts!


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  6. How horrible and the stuff of nightmares. As an adult reading these excerpts and looking back through the lens of life experiences, the humor of what was taken so seriously as a teen is so funny! This is amazing, and a reminder that things aren't as dreadful as expected, and your life isn't as dire as you think. Dec 03, Recynd rated it liked it Shelves: nonfiction , short-stories-or-essays , memoirs-bios , humor.

    Contrary to the author-editor's disclaimer in the introduction, the best part of this book is, in fact, the little pokes of nostalgia scattered throughout A collection of diary excerpts submitted by folks both humbled in the face of their own immaturity, and those not so much, it's mostly the Contrary to the author-editor's disclaimer in the introduction, the best part of this book is, in fact, the little pokes of nostalgia scattered throughout A collection of diary excerpts submitted by folks both humbled in the face of their own immaturity, and those not so much, it's mostly the former; and while there are a few entries from survivors of the 90s, most came of age the same time I did: the mid-to-late 80s.

    Regardless of era, though, I think just about every one of us can relate to the angst, the crippling insecurity, and the complete lack of perspective that each entry illustrates. That said I did notice a couple of things: 1. Though there are a couple of entries written by insufferably smug yet deliciously earnest Born-Again Christians, the majority of the diarists seem to be Jewish; I still can't figure out if it's because teenage Jews keep more journals than Goyim, or because the guy who compiled "Mortified" took advantage of his connections at the Jewish Center when doing his legwork for the book; and, 2.

    The one or two sentences allotted just didn't satisfy.

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    Preteens and teenagers are, by nature, irritating and self-centered Those were gems. View all 3 comments. Dec 22, Ciara rated it liked it Recommends it for: keepers of angsty journals, junior high graduates, people who need a laugh. Shelves: autobio-memoir , read-in Aug 25, Jenny rated it liked it. Remember when you wrote "notes" during class that started with "Hey, What's up, Dude? That's mostly what this book is made up of. There were a few stand outs. She also won't ever let anyone in her room while she give birth.

    She said "I would just be along in a locked room all day long until I had the baby. I'm serious. Niya Palmer is funny. My childhood was nowhere near as exciting. I didn't get to go to camp, snort cocaine, or befriend Liza Minnelli. The most that I did was host a cooking show aloud to myself when I made my ramen noodles. But this this book does show that no matter how weird you are, you will probably still grow up to lead a normal-ish life. On to the food: Stephen Scaia wrote to Mr. Belvedere for two years. He liked to east and watch television. Jun 03, Jessica rated it it was ok Shelves: read-in , humor.

    While there were a few laugh out loud excepts in this book, they were few and far between. The remainder of the excerpts were either pretty pedestrian or exceptionally sad, heartbreaking, and scary cries for help. There are entries written by 12 and 13 year girls who are doing cocaine, having sex, and dating men in their 20's. There are endless of entries of girls with low self esteem who have the most heart wrenching view of the world and boys they like.

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    There is an entry by a teenage boy who t While there were a few laugh out loud excepts in this book, they were few and far between. There is an entry by a teenage boy who threatens suicide and is journaling from the psychiatric ward where he is under mandatory suicide watch. There were too many entries I read and felt sick to my stomach about. Too many times the excerpts read like a psychological profile in a serious book about teenage destructive behaviors instead of light-hearted humor.

    There were many pages where there was nothing to laugh about. A second thing that isn't sitting well with me is the end of the book. It gives the readers short "Where are they now" paragraphs of all the contributors. Almost all of them either became, writers or comedians, I find this highly suspect, and can't help but wonder how "true" these entries are. Were they embellished by the authors before submit? Where they entirely made up? Nov 24, Erin rated it liked it. And how everything was SUCH. A BIG. Reading similar stories from adults relaying their teenage dramas from back in the late 80s and early 90s made me laugh out loud, as I could relate to: writing the awful romance scenes filled with "famous" musicians Duran Duran for some of these girls, Color Me Badd [ And all the while, why can't your parents understand you?

    And why won't they let you take the car out with your friends? The awkwardness, the angst, the frustration, and yes, the joys, of teenage-hood are universal and hysterical. I often wonder if this generation look how old I sound! No one can escape the hormonal teen angst! Shelves: This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers.

    To view it, click here. Reality fascinates people in a way like no other. The more off-kilter or screwed up, the better it seems. We revel in the dysfunction of others as it allows us to forget about our own dysfunction. Mortified: Love is a Battlefield is the perfect train wreck for rubberneckers everywhere. A compilation of journal entries from hormone driven adolescents, you enter a world most want to forget. The angst and pain of young love.

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    Oh how we thought we knew so much and how we let our emotions and dreams car Reality fascinates people in a way like no other. Oh how we thought we knew so much and how we let our emotions and dreams carry us away! Enjoy sappy poetry, longing for maturity in an immature world, heartache, and all the bad things we remember from high school. As you read something truly pathetic, you realize you wrote the exact same thing in your own journal fifteen years ago.

    Just the sort of thing to remind you why to avoid the next high school reunion like the plague, read Mortified: Love is a Battlefield and revel in your own voyeurism. The perfect book for Valentine's Day. Jul 09, Sarai rated it liked it Shelves: humor , general-nonfiction. Amazon product description: Mortified 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 ge Amazon product description: Mortified 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. I actually enjoyed the book Cringe more than this one, even though reviews placed this one as better.

    Cringe had the actual diary entries in all their glorious handwriting, and this book had typed text. I was also disturbed by the disclaimer at the beginning that stated the writing was essentially the original, though some words and sentences were changed for continuity, blah blah blah. That made me wonder how much was actually original and how much was reworked to make thngs sound and look better. Jan 04, Karen Germain rated it really liked it. I received this book as a Christmas present and read it in less than a day. This collection of read teenage diary excerpts is impossible to put down.

    Admittedly, some of the entries are far more entertaining than others, but at only a few pages each, it's easy to easy to forgive the less interesting chapters. I loved that the childhood pictures accompany the chapters. It's great to have faces to the stories. Months ago, I had received a copy of a "This American Life" CD that had a selection from I received this book as a Christmas present and read it in less than a day. It was this girl,Sacha, talking about her transition to public school. The book had an extended version of this story and the picture was not the girl I was picturing at all!

    Among the most memorable, was the girl who wrote about "Hooking" and the Duran Duran fan fiction. I wish I had the book in front of me to properly quote, but there was one girl who had great one liner I think it was "I would relate better to a school of fish. This book is highly entertaining and I often caught myself laughing out loud.

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    Nov 20, Megan rated it really liked it Recommended to Megan by: Caris. Shelves: , nonfiction , adult , anthology. This book brightened my day. A lot. I enjoyed this peek into teenagers' lives. Kids are so funny, even when they're embarassing themselves, or wallowing in their own desperate thoughts. 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.

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