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Cringe: Toe-Curlingly Embarrassing Teenage Diaries, Letters and Bad Poetry Paperback – 1 Oct 2009


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  • Paperback: 224 pages
  • Publisher: Michael O'Mara (1 Oct. 2009)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 184317345X
  • ISBN-13: 978-1843173458
  • Product Dimensions: 13.5 x 1.8 x 21.5 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (7 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 431,074 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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More About the Author

Sarah Brown is the creator and host of the Brooklyn-based Cringe reading series, which has garnered accolades from NPR, ABC Nightline, Newsweek, Time Out New York, Spin, The Times (of London), The Guardian, and the Los Angeles Times, and she has edited two humor compilations on the subject. Her work has been published in Created in Darkness by Troubled Americans: The Best of McSweeney's Humor Category (Knopf, 2004) and Things I Learned About My Dad: Humorous and Heartfelt Essays edited by the creator of dooce.com (Kensington, 2008). Brown has been writing online for nearly a decade at her popular personal blog, queserasera.org, and her writing has appeared in McSweeney's, Gawker, and The Morning News, among others. She lives in New York.

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The most embarrassing thing you will ever read (The Times)

Read, laugh, empathise and cringe until your toes curl! (Daily Record)

A laugh-out-loud collection of real teenage angst, along with melodramatic notes, bad poetry and biting commentary from the 'adults' who once penned them (Cambridge News)

This will take you on an uncomfortable but hilarious trip down memory lane (No. 1 Magazine (Scotland))

From the Author

I began hosting Cringe as a monthly reading series at Freddy's Bar in Brooklyn, New York, in April 2005. Brave souls would come forward and read aloud from their teenage diaries, journals, notes, letters, poems, abandoned rock operas and other general representations of the crushing misery of their humiliating adolescence. It was (and is) cheaper and better than therapy.
Cringe first came to London in June 2007. Everyone asked, 'Do you think this sort of humour will transfer well? Aren't the British more reserved?' (I'm all for these kinds of broad national stereotypes, as you can tell by how often I shoot my Stars and Stripes pistols into the air and shout, 'Yee-ha!') I had faith that the fact that everyone was once a miserable teenager would be a concept that would cross all cultural barriers, and I was right: the London Cringes have been some of the funniest on record, and the Dublin Cringe in October 2008 was right up there with the best. No matter the country or culture, there are always people with enough bravery and a wrong enough sense of humour to stand up in front of a few friends and a lot of strangers and poke fun at their dramatic former selves. These are my people.
Spin magazine has called Cringe 'the funniest night out in New York', and Thelondonpaper gave it four stars. It's been featured in all forms of media all over the world, from television to radio to print. It made the front page of the Los Angeles Times and featured on an hour-long segment on an Australian radio station. This sort of shared pain and humour has the power to cross lines and unite former angry goths from all over the globe.
I always tell people who are unsure what to read at Cringe to pick the excerpt that physically makes them cringe when they read it to themselves, the one that makes you think, 'I can't read THAT part.' But then when you do, and the room erupts in laughter, you suddenly think, 'Oh, I can top that.' You are among friends. We were all the same teenager underneath. And aren't you glad you never have to be that person again?

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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Gracey on 18 Nov. 2009
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Cringe! This really is as `Toe-Curlingly Embarrassing' as it says on the front! An absolutely fantastic book, hilarious, heart wrenching and cringe-worthy - one of those books you can read over and over and still end up laughing out loud! Excellent.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By kitchen queen on 15 Dec. 2009
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A great read for older teenagers and their parents. I'm just not quite sure who got the most enjoyment, the cringing teenager who still has difficulty believing it is them or the parents for whom every word is true!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Lindsay on 29 Nov. 2011
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This arrived in good condition. I have ordered this for my friends birthday or as a christmas present - they are only 3 days apart! although I feel I am going to keep sneaking a peek inside - its a gripping read ... I was a big fan of keeping diaries and letters from friends etc, so it took me waaaay back down memory lane - you think its only you and your friends that are doing it at the time. he he.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Ms. E. K. Richards on 14 Feb. 2010
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cute and funny and we've all been there so it's a case of laughing with them and not at them...most of the time
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