Ned Vizzini is the author of three acclaimed young adult books: It's Kind of a Funny Story (movie to be released by Focus Features, 10/8/10), Be More Chill, and Teen Angst? Naaah.... Ned speaks to students and teachers at schools, universities, and libraries about writing and mental health. He also reviews books for the New York Times and the L Magazine. He lives in Brooklyn and Los Angeles. His work has been translated into seven languages.