July 23, 2006
UPCOMING EVENTS
Thursday, 08-10-2006 at 12:00pm
Visiting 826NYC - Daniel Ehrenraft's YA Novel Writing Class
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Not open to the public, but an event I'm proud of. Support 826 NYC!
372 Fifth Avenue Brooklyn, NY 11215 [site link] [google map]

Tuesday, 08-22-2006 at 07:00pm
Depression and Anxiety at KGB Bar!
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This is a big one! Venturing forth for the first time since spring, and on the strength of all the great reviews, I am proud to be reading from It's Kind of a Funny Story with Samantha Schutz, author of I Don't Want to Be Crazy, another new book about a mental disorder that's getting lots of praise. Come on out! Props to 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]

Monday, 11-05-2006 at 03:30pm
Meet the Author with Beth Gallaway
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I will be conducting a virtual meet-the-author with hip online librarian Beth Gallaway via Skype. Youth services librarians and others are invited to log on and ask questions! I will be joined by graphic novelist Gareth Hinds, picture book author Anne Broyles and YA author Sarah L. Thomson for this three-hour session.
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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]

Ned Vizzini | Official Site | Past & Present
MENTIONS
New York Magazine
07-17-2006
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Read and Approved: Eclectic Summer Reading Alternatives

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]

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 ‘Funny Story’ 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

© Ned Vizzini 2000-2006
Other Writing








05-23-2006
T-New York (Club Profile)
NYMetro.com
05-14-2006
TOUGH LOVE: Review of 'Hard Candy'
TimesSquare.com
04-24-2006
"Ego & Hubris" [Book Review]
TimesSquare.com
04-19-2006
Crocodile Lounge (Bar Profile)
NYMetro.com
04-18-2006
Tut's (Bar Profile)
NYMetro.com
04-01-2006
Review of Stephen King's Cell
Bookslut
03-27-2006
Blackstone's (Bar Profile)
nymetro.com
03-23-2006
Dumb Gringo Prices on Knickerbocker Ave
The-Wick.com
03-17-2006
Bushwick Residents Take on the Rat-Squirrel
The-Wick.com
02-01-2006
Review of The Brooklyn Follies
Bookslut
01-18-2006
EVIL EMPIRES
New York Press
01-18-2006
BROOKLYN'S SEX CHAMPS
New York Press
12-27-2005
Chop-Shop Mentality
New York Press
12-20-2005
The Meatman Cometh
New York Press
10-01-2005
Mobloggers Impressions
Ins & Outs (Long Island City)
09-06-2005
FAVORITE WORD: "luff"
Professor Barnhardt's Journal
08-02-2005
MOST IMPORTANT THINGS: Dannon coffee yogurt, LG VX7000 phone, uh, The Hun...
Professor Barnhardt's Journal
12-07-2004
FAVORITE WEBSITES: The Hun, Drudge, tOdd...
Professor Barnhardt's Journal
10-05-2004
FAVORITE FOODS: The Hot Pocket
Professor Barnhardt's Journal
09-08-2004
Angst: Teen vs. Gastrointestinal [Donnie Darko review]
Metaphilm
04-13-2004
TOP TEN NOVELS: Jurassic Park, 1984, Preacher...
Professor Barnhardt's Journal
08-03-2003
Mr Dow 1000: Nick Guarino Fights Wall Street (and the Law)
New York Press
06-03-2003
Giant Missile Penis in Union Square, NYC!
New York Press
04-01-2003
Smack My Pick-Up: Riding along with the car bashers.
New York Press
03-04-2003
Mindflake: An indie crackpot featured in an indie film.
New York Press
03-04-2003
Dying Trade: Digging with the booksellers.
New York Press
02-18-2003
Endorphins are a fairy tale. Running yields pain.
New York Press
02-04-2003
Q&A; with Everyone's Messiah
New York Press
01-07-2003
The Two Towers: WFUV vs. WFMU
New York Press
12-18-2002
Living Online Could Become a Virtual Trap
Newsday
12-17-2002
Prey by Michael Crichton [review]
New York Press
11-14-2002
Jackass Kicks Hollywood Back Where it Belongs
Newsday
09-17-2002
Michael Wants His Books Back
New York Press
09-17-2002
The Museum of Sex [w/Jessica Wakeman]
New York Press
09-03-2002
Queens of the Stone Age: Songs For the Deaf [review]
New York Press
05-22-2002
'Star Wars 2' Fits Right Into the Palm of Your Hand
Newsday
05-21-2002
A Summer Guide for the Well-Endowed Man [this is the one about me having a large penis]
New York Press
04-17-2002
Since When: 4-17-02 [bye-bye column, hello Be More Chill]
New York Press
04-10-2002
Since When: 4-10-02 [I was wrapping up the column at this point...]
New York Press
04-03-2002
Since When: 4-3-02 [Happy 21st B-Day to Me!]
New York Press
03-27-2002
Since When: Dante’s Inferno; Woman Does the Voice of Dog that Sings Like Cat; Free Biennial
New York Press
03-20-2002
Since When: Global Warming; Den of Cin’s Oscar Night; Matthew Feinman; Super Soul at Mercury
New York Press
03-13-2002
Since When: Quantum3’s Light Dance; 63OCPBMF Probes Oppenheimer; Wesley Willis’ Harmony Joyride; Mini-Blurbs
New York Press
03-06-2002
Since When: Swedes at CB's; Cui Jan at Joe’s Pub; Puny Human; the Whitney Sez "Chill"
New York Press
02-27-2002
Since When: Scissorfight; Franzese’s Bully Party; Stony Awards; More Shopping and Fucking
New York Press
02-20-2002
Since When: Kurt Cobain Turns 35; A Winter Semi-Formal; 13-Minute Quickie Therapy Sessions; Mini-Blurbs
New York Press
02-13-2002
Since When: Broad-Spectrum Valentine’s Tips
New York Press
02-06-2002
Since When: Mike Daisey Rips Amazon.com; Sights Top Strokes; Reid Paley/Spirit Caravan; Nuns & Cyborgs [PROBABLY MY FAVE COLUMN]
New York Press
01-30-2002
Since When: Two Thursday Parties; 90s Compilations Attack; 3rd Degree; Knitting Factory Turns 15
New York Press
01-23-2002
Since When: Japanese Animation Makes Another Run at the Mainstream; Girls Against Boys Makes Another Run at Indie Cred; Gravity Kills Makes Most Girls Run Away; Reactions Presents 9/11 Art; Charles "Hungry" Hardy Prepares to Eat Matzoh Balls
New York Press