July 7, 2006
UPCOMING EVENTS
Thursday, 07-20-2006 at 07:00pm
Depression and Anxiety at KGB Bar!
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I am reading from the increasingly acclaimed It's Kind of a Funny Story with Samantha Schutz, author of I Don't Want to Be Crazy. Samantha's book is prose-poetry (or what I have heard referred to by the "kidz" as "pro-poes") about a girl discovering that she has an anxiety disorder, while Funny Story is, of course, an exploration of breakdown and recovery from depression. So it's a great summer evening! Totally free and, for once, not associated with any organization, drive or cause. Props to the inimitable Denis Woychuk (pictured) for setting it up!
85 E. 4th St., 2nd fl., between 2nd Ave. & the Bowery, New York, NY [site link] [google map]

Monday, 10-16-2006 at 10:30am
Reading at Brooklyn Public Library (Main Branch)
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I'm excited to be back on my ancestral turf with a reading at the prestigious BPL Central -- aka the Brooklyn Library at their flagship branch in Grand Army Plaza. (Please note that the Google Map is a little off--the library is where the circle is, not where it says "A." Stupid Google.)
1 Grand Army Plaza, Brooklyn NY [site link] [google map]

Tuesday, 04-17-2007 at 10:00am
Speaking at the Friends of the Semel Institute at UCLA
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As my first college booking of 2007, I will be speaking at the Friends of the Semel Institute for Neuroscience and Human Behavior at UCLA in Los Angeles, California today. Thanks so much to CreativeWell, my new booking agency, for putting this together, and thanks to Stephanie Snyder for requesting me.
760 Westwood Plaza, Los Angeles, CA 90024 [site link] [google map]

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MENTIONS
New York Times Book Review
06-25-2006
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Editor's Choice

[the Times editors picked my book for a one-sentence blurb that ran next to the best-seller lists]

[that's my editor-in-chief's signature over the page]

New York Times [Online]
06-22-2006
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Questions for . . . Ned Vizzini

Boston Herald
06-19-2006
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"Quote of the Week"

New York Times Book Review
06-17-2006
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"It's Kind of a Funny Story", by Ned Vizzini [review]
[this is the online version, paper version will be up as soon as I scan it]

Associated Press
06-15-2006
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Young Author's Depression Led to Book

[this AP story was picked up by lots of papers and I'm not linking all of them; this representative example appeared in the Poughkeepsie Journal]

The Independent (UK)
06-04-2006
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Literary sensation: The Notebook Girls [I'm quoted in here]

Kansas City Star
06-01-2006
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The Funny side of therapy | BOOK REVIEW | Teen angst gets a fresh treatment

Brooklyn Rail
06-01-2006
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Interview [conducted with David Varno]

People
05-29-2006
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Great Reads

PublishersWeekly.com
05-26-2006
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"What We're Circ'ing" by Librarian Jennifer Fiegelman (thanks Jennifer!)

teensreadtoo.com
05-24-2006
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Review of It's Kind of a Funny Story (also posted on Amazon)

The Boston Herald
05-22-2006
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"The bright side: Author finds ĎFunny Storyí in his depression"

The Boston Herald
05-22-2006
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"Experts: Teach kids to handle stress of life"

Booklist / Horn Book
05-17-2006
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Ad for It's Kind of a Funny Story featuring great "pull-quotes" for the book (more industry lingo for those who want to be "in the know")

Teensreadtoo.com
05-14-2006
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Interview with Ned Vizzini

Cinematical
05-13-2006
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MTV Tells a Story [about the Paramount option for IKOAFS]

Park Slope Reader
05-01-2006
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Pick for my B&N; Event in Park Slope, Brooklyn

Nerve.com
05-01-2006
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The Henry Miller Award [my book was nominated for having, seriously, "the best literary sex scene developed in the English lanugage"; I was beaten by two other books in the month of May]

Elle Girl
05-01-2006
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Elle Girl Books - Word.

Village Voice
04-24-2006
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Voice Choices: Shortlist for April 19-25, 2006

Media Bistro
04-21-2006
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'More Writers Too Cute for Words' [yes, superficial, but I'll take what I can get]

Brave & Brass
04-20-2006
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It'll Come to Ya! [It's Kind of a Funny Story review]

Teen Vogue
04-18-2006
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People are Talking About...

Richmond Times Dispatch
04-12-2006
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Author teaches teens stability

Stuyvesant Spectator
04-12-2006
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It's Simply an Amazing Story [from my high school's newspaper]

Stuyvesant Spectator
04-12-2006
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In Search for a Faster Zoloft

Publisher's Weekly
04-10-2006
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It's Kind of a Funny Story [starred review]

LA Times
04-09-2006
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'It's Kind of a Funny Story: A Novel' [review]

San Francisco Chronicle
04-09-2006
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The artist as a crazy New York teen

Lexington Herald-Leader
04-09-2006
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Thoughtful choices for young readers

© Ned Vizzini 2000-2006
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