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Mortified: Real Words. Real People. Real Pathetic.

David Nadelberg

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ISBN 10: 1416928073 / ISBN 13: 9781416928072
Published by Gallery Books
Condition: Very Good+ Soft cover
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Signed by the author and three of the editors on the title page. On the inside of the front cover there are notes written between multiple people in purple ink, light edgewear with bumping to the spine, otherwise in Very Good+ Condition. 399pp. Bookseller Inventory # 27414

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Title: Mortified: Real Words. Real People. Real ...

Publisher: Gallery Books

Binding: Softcover

Book Condition:Very Good+

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Synopsis:

Share the shame.

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.

About the Author:

Mortified is the creation of David Nadelberg--a writer/producer/angstologist living in Los Angeles, the official town of public humiliation. Since 2002, he has sifted through hundreds of journals belonging to strangers and edited them into comedic pieces. He has written and produced numerous TV pilots for places UPN, VH1 and Comedy Central that were so amazing, they never even aired.

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