Get Ready to Relive Your Middle-School Years With My 1992 Diary
Comedian Dawn Luebbe's new book, My 1992 Diary, is exactly what it sounds like: a collection of unintentionally comical journal entries from her Bush-era youth. Luebbe describes her then-self as an "11-year-old Nebraskan obsessed with 90210 and writing Kurt Cobain-inspired poetry." So, while her career as a poet might never have panned out, she did manage to land a book deal after all.
Luebbe's nostalgia bomb of a memoir is packed full of pages ripped straight from her diary, along with some of her grown-up reflections on her pop-culture-obsessed 'tweenage years, and it turns out nothing held a special place in the author's sixth-grade heart quite like TV. Read below for our exclusive excerpt from My 1992 Diary for more on young Dawn's thoughts on Wild & Crazy Kids, her love of TGIF, and her attempt to understand her mom's favorite show of that era, Thirtysomething. We're pretty sure your inner '90s girl can relate.