WHO IS THIS IDIOT NED VIZZINI?
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Colorado Springs, CO Gazette

"Teen life can be funny, not simply angst-filled"

First, lets just say that one reporter finds it especially annoying that a teen-age Magic-playing slacker writes so brilliantly he puts most professional journalists to shame. Were talking about Ned Vizzini, a 19-year-old who turned his awkward adolescence into a hilarious and poignant book, "Teen Angst? Naaah" ($12.95, Free Spirit Publishing). In the vein of famed author David Sedaris, Vizzini punches up his life as a Brooklyn teenager with humorous observations. From his vampire-obsessed Mayan best friend who needs medication to get through the day to his crossword-obsessed Mom and femi-Nazi girlfriend hellbent on enjoying her prom, Vizzini shows that high school isnt all doom and gloom, but can be a little fun. The book is a hoot and teen-age boysespecially so-called nerds who feel theyre just on the fringe of the popular crowdwill enjoy this tale of woe smothered in mirth.

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