Cringe: Teenage Diaries, Journals, Notes, Letters, Poems, and Abandoned Rock Operas (2020)

Cringe: Teenage Diaries, Journals, Notes, Letters, Poems, and Abandoned Rock Operas SarahBrown Cringe Teenage Diaries Journals Notes Letters Poems and Abandoned Rock Operas Inspired by the highly publicized monthly diary reading series in New York Cringe is a kitschy gut spilling saga of adolescent angst Full color photos illustrations throughout
  • Title: Cringe: Teenage Diaries, Journals, Notes, Letters, Poems, and Abandoned Rock Operas
  • Author: SarahBrown
  • ISBN: 9780307393586
  • Page: 480
  • Format: Hardcover
Cringe: Teenage Diaries, Journals, Notes, Letters, Poems, and Abandoned Rock Operas SarahBrown Inspired by the highly publicized monthly diary reading series in New York, Cringe is a kitschy, gut spilling saga of adolescent angst Full color photos illustrations throughout.
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  1. Jay

    A very thorough review of Cringe, edited by Sarah BrownSIDE COVER ENDPAPERS Over the past two weeks, I ve read the inside cover about ten times now It s a daily log of outfits worn by a teenager to school I ve read this ten times because I like the way this list makes me feel, so I have trouble progressing past this point I, too, am a keeper of pointless records and logs God knows I ll be referring to those lists when I m 80 years old way than the snarky text I wrote in my youth Anyway, on to t [...]

  2. Patti

    I haven t even started reading it yet But I m giving it 5 stars because it looks and feels good in my hands Also, check out that author photo What lovely hair Update I m probably biased, but pages 76 77 are easily the best pages in the book so far.Update 2 Holy shit I just read Tracie Masek s contribution while getting a pedicure and I laughed so hard that I may have to revise my earlier statement.

  3. Emily

    My embarrassing teen writing Dear Corey,I know we are so totally in love This feels so amazing, doesn t it I was wondering if you would like to kiss me, a lot I know I love you and I am so happy that you love me too What s your favorite gum Love, Emily Davis Here s the backstory First of all, my name was actually Emily MAXWELL, but Corey s last name was Davis But since we were getting married, I figured I d just start using his last name In 7th grade, I was at lunch one day and a guy named Zack [...]

  4. Suzanne

    Many people ask why there seems to be such a wave of teenage reflection and recollection lately Our society definitely likes to fetishize teenagers, and geek culture is no longer on the fringes We who have grown up with MTV are accustomed on some level to having our lives recorded for us and played back for our own amusement But Cringe is than self absorption or nostalgia It s natural to look back, to wonder who you were then Surprise pretty much who you are now, especially when things get emot [...]

  5. Inge

    Now, I know that the contributors in Cringe submitted their own diary entries and not someone else s , and I guess they were supposed to be mocking themselves, but really, the whole thing came off as Let s Laugh at Teenagers It seemed that most contributors in the book were hell bent on dismissing past experiences and emotions Some of the diary entries were so heart breaking, I just couldn t bring myself to make fun of them Sometimes it seemed that these teens were crying out for help.This is no [...]

  6. Arminzerella

    Sarah Brown hosts this reading series by the same name Cringe in New York Basically, people who ve made it out of their adolescence people in their late 20s, 30s, 40s come in and read from their teenage diaries etc all of the embarrassing and horrible and wishful and dramatic things that they wrote at that age This is a collection of the same If this is the kind of stuff you were dead serious about as a teen, it s sure to make you cringe now But some of it is really hysterical If you ve been a t [...]

  7. Terry

    Okay, I was in a TERRIBLE mood when I checked this out of the library, and I actually laughed while I was reading it, so I approve of the book for solely that reason This book feels slightly self congratulatory and slightly hipster project y, and that kind of whiff of Ahahaha, aren t we ironical and witty is a little bit annoying Still, I think she makes an excellent point that our teenage selves are just so so INCREDIBLY passionate, and it really IS funny to read a teenager railing against, say [...]

  8. Kim

    Oh wow, cringe is right This book is hilarious It is a collection of diary entires, bad poetry, unsent love letters, etc that people have submitted and then commented on Anyone who has ever kept a diary can certainly identify with the embarassment of coming face to face with your narcissistic teenage self Ouch I read this book in one sitting and laughed out loud a million times Oh the drama Oh the heartache Oh the angst I particularly enjoyed reading what people had to say as adults looking back [...]

  9. Shelley

    Wow Just let the title speak for itself, and you can instantly reminisce about your own cringeworthy moments as a teenager Oh the horror I would find if my mom hadn t thrown away read burned the boxes of diaries, journals, chain letters, MASH games, angst ridden music lyrics poetry was just too lame , letters to girls I hated, letters to boys I crushed on and obviously never sent and the pages of paper with the names of the boys at school or on TV I had crushes on You know what I mean Mrs Shelle [...]

  10. Elisabeth

    Thanks to the friend who gifted me this book, I was able to laugh not only through all the essays in it but through recollections of my own spiral bound notebooks scribbled with entries that reeked of emotion and angst Why was it I always had to be in the midst of a crisis, or traveling, to take pen to paper or should I be grateful I was only ever in the midst of such to take pen to paper No rock operas in my lot, but otherwise, this trove is entertaining.

  11. Micki

    For anyone who kept a journal in their teenage years READ THIS BOOK It s the most hysterical piece of voyeuristic teenage misery out there Well.e from digging up your old journals from adolescence Which I promptly did as soon as I was done with this book Trust me, if you think you weren t this self loathing, I urge you to dig through your parent s garage for old letters about enter name here who didn t love you as much as you loved them.

  12. Kalli

    Every person who ever kept a diary, or still keeps one or anyone who still has a little angsty teen living inside needs to read this book and keep it in their collection.It made me want to break out the stacks of notebooks I had in high school and laugh at them I will buy this book, I will keep it safe and break it out the first time Izze tells me she hates me.

  13. Amy

    I thoroughly enjoyed this book, it was an easy read that brought lots of smiles and laughtermetimes I burst out laughing and had people staring at me like I m a looney bin My sister has a couple of her journal entries included, it was so cool to see her name in print Since I know her writing I found numerous other nameless snippets, an enjoyable bonus I definitely recommend this book

  14. Lisa

    I usually glaze over when people post excerpts from their teenage diaries online so I wasn t sure I was going to love this book, but it turns out I did The commentary by the grown up diary writers and the author s chapter introductions really made it A quick read, definitely worth checking out.

  15. Holli

    What could be better than reading pieces of teenage diaries This book too me back, made me laugh and yes, definitely had me cringing with every page It also inspired me to pull out my old diaries those from the real years 1987 1995 Oh glory be

  16. Brynn

    I got this as a birthday present from my best friend throughout junior high and high school Very hilarious, in that hits too close to home sort of way I m so grateful to the fine people willing to expose the remnants of their teenage angst for my amusement I am not that brave.

  17. Greg

    This book changed my life It has strengthened my resolve to be kinder to midgets It s a searing story set in a timeless period, with a cast of dozens It is far better than my previous all time favorite, the penetrating autobiography _Vanna Speaks._ Highly recommended.

  18. Tara

    I picked this up because it was much like the Post Secret type book and the voyeur in me was interested Little did I know how much it would make me laugh because I WAS that teenaged girl journaling

  19. Traci

    Like you are reading someone s personal diary I could not put it down Check out her blog Que Sera Sera.

  20. Ashley

    Not sure I completely agree with Brown s pessimistic view on teenager journaling I do know that I would cringe at some of the things I journaled in the past I found this a creative book and a great concept.

  21. Maggie

    Some of these entries were cringe worthy, but I think others would fall into the you had to be there category.

  22. Giddy Girlie

    This book is a compilation of journal entries written by teenagers, which like teenagers can either be terribly funny or just plain terrible There are definitely some stand out entries and a few that I really identified with, but overall there were a lot of had to be there pieces that fell flat for me Most of the authors were able to provide a blurb about the context of the entry, which helped, but there are numerous pieces that are uncredited and don t provide any context and those were some of [...]

  23. Sarai

    From Publishers WeeklyDrawn directly as in direct reproductions from the adolescent diaries, notes, letters and writing projects of average twenty and thirty somethings, this book from blogger Brown, founder of the Cringe reading series in Brooklyn, should elicit the correct reaction Consisting of original entries, many scrawled in cryptic handwriting, coupled with present day commentary, they hash out the anxiety, confusion and melodrama of adolescence in a number of familiar forms Whatever I t [...]

  24. Rachael Quinn

    I found this book sitting on a display of I Can t Believe It s Nonfiction books I had never heard of it before and I had to snatch it up right away I ve kept a journal pretty solidly since I was 14, sometimes writing multiple times in a day, lining the edges of the page with angsty lyrics, and copying in some of my best poems Now that I am the ripe old age of 31, it s kind of funny to go back and see what I had to say when I was in high school There was a lot of drama, a lot of scandal, and a lo [...]

  25. Rebecca

    Oh, my I laughed out loud several times while flipping through this I don t think my teen years were quite as angsty as some of these teens journal entries, but I can still sympathize with the extreme, earth shattering importance of EVERYTHING Some of the writings, while hard to decipher, were side splittingly funny and painful , as were the author s comments Teenage love isn t so much about happiness it s about longing and plotting and heartbreak and revenge It s about reading monumental clues [...]

  26. René

    I m all for a book that pokes fun at the tragedy of the teenage years Lord knows I wish I could tell every teenager, my past self included, to shut up with the drama of it all Reading this collection of writings from former teenagers and remembering my own life fails at this time was amusing and embarrassing Reading this also reminded me why I don t like most teenagers and why I don t look back on those years of my own life very fondly.The reason I gave it so few stars was that that references m [...]

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