A delightful and terrifying collection of twenty short stories, edited by critically acclaimed writer and novelist Mark Jude Poirier. Adolescence. Fortunately it's over with early and once you've finished paying for therapy, there's still a chance to move on with your life. The Worst Years of Your Life says it all: angst, depression, growing pains, puberty, nasty boys and nastier girls; these are stories of aaawkwardness and embarassment from a stellar list of contributors. Great postmodern classics like John Barth's Lost in the Funhouse are paired with newer selections, such as Stacey Richter's The Beauty Treatment and A.M. Homes's A Real Doll, in this searing, unforgettable collection. A perfect book for revisiting old favorites and discovering new ones, and the opportunity to relive the worst years of your life -- without having to relive the worst years of your life.