The Cleveland Experience

What does it feel like to wear the crown of a pageant queen? Celebrate a championship victory?
Be abducted by foreign gunmen? Or reach into a grizzly bear’s mouth to perform a root canal?
Most of us may never

What does it feel like to wear the crown of a pageant queen?
Celebrate a championship victory?
Be abducted by foreign gunmen?
Or reach into a grizzly bear’s mouth to perform a root canal?
Most of us may never know.
So 14 Clevelanders share their real stories of joy, pain, suffering and triumph.

The following are the short stories:

Competing for the Crown

Giving A Grizzly Bear a Root Canal

Setting Yourself on Fire

Winning a Championship

Streaking (And Getting Caught)

Treating Your Own Breast Cancer

Writing Someone's Obituary

Eating 5 pounds of Corn

Being Abducted by Palestinian Gunmen

Flying to the 'Top of the World'

Running a Meth Lab

Hanging By Your Skin

Repossessing a Vehicle

Hitting a Grand Slam

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