July 14, 2011
Interviews








 


Hunger Games Fireside Chat
"Ned Vizzini: Hungry for Reality"
 


South By Southwest 2011
"Tell & Sell Your Story" Panel with Stephanie Klein, Michael Chaney and Alex Lerner
 

WKCR 89.9FM in NYC
"Arts & Answers" Interview with Anne Cammon - Part 1
 
Interview with Anne Cammon - Part 2
 
Interview with Anne Cammon - Part 3
 
Interview with Anne Cammon - Part 4

German Radio
with Siggi Seuss -- answers dubbed into German (I just thought this was cool -- and maybe you understand German)
Part 1
 
Part 2
 
Part 3
 
Part 4
 
Part 5
 
Part 6

"Radio FM4"
Interview with a German radio station -- questions in German, answers in English
pt. 1 -- a German reading of the suicide hotline call in It's Kind of A Funny Story - pretty funny
 
pt. 2 -- brain maps
 
pt. 3 -- 85% true
 
pt. 4 -- people making money off depression
 
pt. 5 -- pressure
 
pt. 6 -- admitting you need help (I sound kinda stupid here)
 
pt. 7 -- funny in the hospital
 
pt. 8 -- why the parents aren't the enemies in the book

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Junk Talk
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Junk Talk Interview with Ned Vizzini, author of Its Kind of a Funny Story

Publishers Weekly
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From Alligators to Addiction: Children and Teen Fare at the L.A. Times Festival of Books

Utica Community Schools
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Kinda Funny Story author gets serious at UHS

Publishers Weekly
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Publication announcement for The Other Normals! (fall 2012)

New York Times
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"A Coming-of-Age Tale, Set Among the Sad"
[film review by A. O. Scott]

Nylon Magazine
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"Next To Normal"

Flavorwire
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The 10 Best Young Adult Books for Grownups

New York Times
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A New Assignment: Pick Books You Like by Motoko Rich [1MB pdf]
[It's Kind of a Funny Story is the #1 Student Pick!]

New York Times
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A New Assignment: Pick Books You Like by Motoko Rich
[A student talks about It's Kind of a Funny Story]

New Youth Connections
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[student-produced newspaper in New York City]
[also, kudos to the editors for picking the best title yet: "From Homeroom to the Psych Ward"]

New Yorker
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[a mere listing, and yet, seeing as it may be the only time get mentioned in the New Yorker, I present it humbly]

Chasing Ray
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"It's time to blast off this rock"
[a review from an important young adult literature blog]

Bcher Magazin
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Top Ten List
[I appear with some notable authors in this German publication]
[in a separate article, It's Kind of a Funny Story received four out of five "books" as well]

Daily Candy
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"The Weekend Guide - Read"

ALA
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Best Books for Young Adults

The Week Magazine
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[my picks for "Best Books"]

New York Magazine
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Read and Approved: Eclectic Summer Reading Alternatives

New York Times Book Review
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New York Times Book Review
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IKOAFS Review

Associated Press
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Young Author's Depression Led to Book
[this Associated Press story appeared in many places; this example is from the Poughkeepsie Journal]

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