A few years ago 30-something Sarah Brown started sharing her old diaries with friends and strangers, through the web and at a coffee-house event in New York. The project prompted an open call for old teenage journals, poetry and other writings from anyone willing to share; the most cringe-worthy and embarrassing results became this book. The entries are funny and sad, but it shows pretty clearly that a lot of people go through the same experiences.
As an FYI- Cringe contains uncensored journal entries, and some of the subjects covered are pretty sobering and explicit. Brown’s and the original authors’ approach to all the entries is tongue-in-cheek, so the commentary does not take even the most heart-wrenching subjects seriously.