If you haven’t heard of the book Mortified, check it out.

I first heard of Mortified on This American Life. And then I got the chance to read a few of the pieces at Melissa’s house, since Chris had bought it for her for Christmas. Needless to say, they are giggle-out-loud pieces.

But the Mortified people have taken the brilliance one step further. Productions of live Mortified events are currently running in several locations around the country. I had the pleasure of attending Mortified San Francisco last night. There were seven “cast” members who read diary entries, poetry and even a screenplay from their teenage days. It was one of those times where my cheeks hurt from laughing so much. I’m about to reserve my ticket for next month, since each show has new material—it’s the gift that keeps on giving!

I wholeheartedly recommend you attend an event if you can make it. Mortified Live is currently in San Francisco, Los Angeles, Boston, New York and Chicago.

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