Ned Vizzini is the author of It's Kind of a Funny Story (also a major motion picture), Be More Chill, and Teen Angst? Naaah.... Ned has spoken at over 200 schools, universities, libraries and organizations around the world about writing and mental health. He has written for the New York Times,Newsday, and the Huffington Post and reviews books for the L Magazine. His work has been translated into seven languages. His next novel, The Other Normals, will be published in fall 2012.