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Dust off that diary from your tortured teenage years, it’s time to share...Scroll down to hear some extra audio of great stories.

Performer David Dougan, left, at a "Mortified" event in Boston, with On Point producer Pien Huang, Nov. 5, 2010. (WBUR/Mackenzie Knowles-Coursin)
Performer David Dougan, left, at a "Mortified" event in Boston, with On Point producer Pien Huang, Nov. 5, 2010. (WBUR/Mackenzie Knowles-Coursin)

To be a teenager is to be “out there." Exploring. Struggling. Stumbling.

To look back on being a teenager can be, well, mortifying. We’re fond of that teenage self. We know what we went through-- how thrilling and how crazy it could be. We know it was a necessary passage.

And yet, how could we have worn that? Said that? Done that? And with that person?

A popular storytelling project pulls up those “OMG” moments and memories and stares right at them. It’s called “Mortified," and it dusts off those diaries from our tortured teenage years.
-Tom Ashbrook
Guests:

David Nadelberg, founder of “Mortified,” the storytelling project, which is now in 10 cities around the world. He's author of "Get Mortified: Real Words, Real People, Real Pathetic" and "Get Mortified 2: Love is a Battlefield."

Sara Faith Alterman, author, performer, and co-producer of the Boston chapter of “Mortified." She's author of "Tears of a Class Clown" and "My 15 Minutes."

More:

Hear some stories recorded at a recent Boston "Mortified" event. The audio recording was done by On Point producer Pien Huang and staff assistant Mackenzie Knowles-Coursin. The names of each storyteller are below. (BTW: If the audio has trouble loading, refresh your browser.)

This program aired on November 11, 2010.

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