January 14, 2010
CALENDAR
Friday, 01-29-2010 at 05:00pm
Barnes & Noble Teen Writing Workshop
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The Barnes & Noble Teen Writing Workshop is ongoing but always welcoming new members. I teach a writing technique at the start of the workshop, we all work with it, and then we share.

The results go to our blog, Give Us Money. It's free! We meet at 5pm downstairs in the events section, near the "New Age" books.
267 7th Avenue, at 6th St., Brooklyn, NY [site link] [google map]

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Pictures | Music | Video

"Give Us Money"
(an e-journal by attendees of my B&N; workshop)

Favorite Parts of Books | Forbidden Chapter of Be More Chill

reader art

Squip watch:
Squip Watch

Squip Video:

[a recap of the squip campaign, 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 FOREVER]

SOCIAL NETWORKING POLICIES
The best way to get in touch with me is through the contact form. No, I don't consider this "too personal," feel free! And although it might take a while, I will answer you, definitely.

Things I am not on:

  • Twitter: no account
  • Myspace: yes account, but it is disabled/I don't check it



Things I am on:

there is also a FB reader group


Why am I not on every single thing?

  1. Keeping up with all of these things would prevent me from ever conceivably writing anything.
  2. Switching to a new one every few years when the last one became Uncool would send me to the psych hospital again.
One reader suggested that I link pictures of Stuyvesant High School since I went there. Good idea.
MUSIC
Wormwhole (age 13) - "Pants In The Mail"
...In Teen Angst? Naaah..., I started a band called Wormwhole. People have emailed me asking for the Wormwhole demo, since in the book I said that first five people who contacted me about it would be allowed to buy it. Sadly, for years, Wormwhole was lost forever. We never really had a demo; we just had one tape that we recorded in my friend Ike's bedroom.

But then, one day, 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 music. Then, out of the blue, literally sent by divine intervention, was the Wormwhole tape! I don't know how it got into the middle of the tape, but my friend Marcus did a tape-to-mp3 and now, for free and forever, Wormwhole's two songs here. Above you're got "Pants In The Mail." "Lumber" is below.
Wormwhole (age 13) - "Lumber"
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videos / Audio
Attack of the Killer Turtle
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Attack of the Killer Turtle, as described in Teen Angst? Naaaah...! It was uncovered after years and is presented here in all its glory.
Be More Chill Play
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The theatrical adaptation of Be More Chill! Adapted by Bill Massolia, starring Jake Cohen as Jeremy and Edward Paul as the squip (seen in Keanu Reeves regalia).
"Sonogram" Reading at KGB Bar #1
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A snippet from a book project about a man who comes home to find a sonogram taped to his door.
Favorite Parts








Janine of CA says: I would say my favourite part would be the whole Aunt Linda
conversation. I mean, I can totally relate. My family acts the same
way. And its the plot revealer... where he's just really honest (...and kinda harsh) about how he sees himself. It's the point where the book
really takes a surrealist turn.

That's my two cents... and more.
Janine's blog
Janine's myspace








None"/ style="vertical-align: top; float: left;" hspace="10"> Robin of CA says: i liked the part when he was about to get laid but he messes up with the nipple ring and ruins it.








Colette of IL says: My favotire part in Be more Chill is when he hears the Squip laugh for the first time! And he's like, 'that's probably what schizos hear all the time..' I was showing that hilarious part to everyone!








Annie of CO says: Okay, the part I love the most [Teen Angst? Naaah...] is the chapter on Magic. I can relate!








Kerri Joe of SC says: [G]eez...in be more chill, the part where Jeremy almost scores with Chloe, but her boyfriend chases him around at the party and he is scared shitless, because he doesnt have the Squip or anything. So he can't turn Squip on because he is on drugs and all...that cracked me up.
Kerri Joe's myspace








THE FORBIDDEN CHAPTER OF BE MORE CHILL
Forbidden Chapter of Be More Chill by Ned Vizzini
The Forbidden Chapter
READER ARTWORK               

by Maddie Smith
IKOAFS Mask by Holly 3
by Holly

by Billy Galant

by farewell_dear
IKOAFS Reader Art by 'andrew'
by Andrew Geronimo

Brooklyn Bridge Sketch
by Alex


by Christa Yeung
It's Kind of a Funny Story Interpretation by Ross Kahn
by Ross Kahn
IKOAFS Brain by Julia
by Julia
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