In Teen Angst? Naaah..., I started a band called Wormwhole (as detailed in the essay "Are We Alternative Now?"). In the book, I said that first five people who contacted me about the band would be allowed to buy a copy of our demo.
To my surprise many people have emailed me asking for the Wormwhole demo, but sadly, for years, the single tape I recorded with my friend Ike was lost.
But then, a few years after the book was published, I was trying to make a mix tape on my stereo. I popped in an old tape to see if it was something I could tape over, and there was all this weird religious chanting. Then, out of the blue, literally sent by God, was the Wormwhole tape!
I don't know how it got into the middle of the tape of religious chanting, but I did a tape-to-mp3 conversion, and now, for free and forever, Wormwhole's two songs are here on this website. Above you're got "Pants In The Mail". "Lumber" is below.
Buswood is a punk rock band I formed in high school with my friend Owen (not his real name) from Teen Angst? Naaah....
"Cagador" is a minute-plus improvisational punk jam on A. You can hear me yelling instructions to the group. At the end, Owen says "This is for the people from Ecuador." (According to him, "Cagador" means "shitter" in Spanish.)
"esc tht" -- The Inimitable Tyler's Finger Skateboarding Video
This video was made by Tyler Corbett, aka The Inimitable Tyler:
"alright ned i know its been a long time but i finnaly got a camra thats mine with editing soft wear so in less then an hour we throught these piece of work together its called esc tht video... its the first for a serious of snowboarding skateboaridng and anything else we think is cool this is all from dylan hes one guy whos a bit over wieght and cant skate or snow board that well and were like lets make this dylans so the first one is what hes best at and its pretty crazy its a tech deck video but the tricks are sick"
says: I just finished reading Its Kind of a Funny Story. This book, especially the last few pages where Craig really starts to see the joy in life, really moved me. Thank you for writing this book. It may have saved my life.
of Buenos Aires,Argentina
says: Reading your book was weird and thrilling at the same time. This is pretty much how my brain works like (except for the suicidal thoughts, you nailed it)
Favorite part: all of it.
says: I am a huge fan of your books specifically Be More Chill as it was the first of your books I read and quite possibly one of the best books I have ever read. And I just wanted to add in here I read The Other Normals recently and thought it was amazing.
says: i JUST finished "The Other Normals" and it was a masterpiece i hope you turn it in to a film i loved it. Especially the fight seen between Ophisa and Mortin, Ada, Sam, and Perry. You always tend to amaze me .
a.k.a Mortin Enaw c;
says: read your quote about waking up into a nightmare on the internet today. theres so [much] bulls___ about depression to be found on the internet today but i identified immediately and completely with the quote. that 10 seconds as you're waking up when all the bad ___t in your life loads back in your brain. its like putting a flash drive with a bunch of viruses into a computer. i have no idea who you are but i figured id let you know you affected someone today. people find that important, right?
Feast your eyes and ears on this recap of the squip campaign, 2004-2005, which was created to promote Be More Chill. This video is dedicated to all of the readers who helped spread the word about the book. Thank you!
THE FORBIDDEN CHAPTER OF BE MORE CHILL
This chapter of Be More Chill, which goes into explicit detail about what Jeremy does on the internet, was included in the first draft of the book but taken out (wisely) by my editor. Here it is for those who are curious.