Ned Vizzini is the author of three acclaimed young adult books: It's Kind of a Funny Story (motion picture adaptation to be released by Focus Features, November 2010), Be More Chill, and Teen Angst? Naaah.... Ned speaks at schools, universities, and libraries across the US about writing for teens and mental health. He also reviews young adult books for the New York Times. He lives in Brooklyn. His work has been translated into seven languages.