September 9, 2011
Reviews and Other Writing

The End of the White Outsider
The Daily Beast

[click through for all my coverage of Comic-Con 2011]

Straight Edge, Winding Story: Ten Thousand Saints
The L Magazine

Rock and Roll (Ned Vizzini)
Los Angeles Review of Books

Tall Tales, Big Words and Gator-Wrestling... It's Swamplandia!
The L Magazine

Star Wars Episode II: Attack of the Clones
[available in hard copy only, $5]
I Love Bad Movies

37 literary resolutions for 2011. What's yours?
Los Angeles Times

The Year's Best and Worst Book Trailers
The L Magazine

The Complete Works of Marvin K. Mooney: Applause, Please
The L Magazine

Angels, Demons and Blockbusters
New York Times
Recent Blog Posts

Ned Vizzini | Writing
You Do Not Talk About Fight Club [contribution]
September 1, 2008
I contributed a short essay to this anthology, edited by Read Schuchardt.
The Girl Who Was on Fire [contribution]
April 5, 2011
I have an essay called "Reality Hunger: Authenticity, Heroism, and Media in The Hunger Games" in this anthology about the popular young adult series.

This anthology was edited by Leah Wilson.
Be More Chill [Audiobook read by Jesse Eisenberg]
June 15, 2004
Be More Chill was released as an audiobook by HarperCollins.

Jessie Eisenberg performs the text on the CD version. The CD version is unabridged.

(Editor A. A. Allessi performs the text on the cassette version. The cassette version is abridged.)

I have never listened to the audiobook. I tried but it was too disembodying an experience!
© Ned Vizzini 2000-2011
Early Articles, Reviews, and Columns
Note: Links to content outside usually become inactive over time.

Teen Angst? Nah!
[the piece that inspired the book]
New York Times

Sick Passenger
[possibly my best story ever]
New York Press

Bad Barber
[REJECTED by New York Press, previously unpublished]
New York Press

Peak Contraction
[me at the gym]
New York Press

Why I Still Hate Rap
New York Press

Schizo Rock
[RIP, Wesley]
New York Press

Bjorn Again
New York Press

What the Hell is Kaiju?
New York Press

Since When: Brent Camponi, Rising Legend, and His TV Show; Natan, Who Sings Like a Bastard; Church Ladies for Choice; A Jeff Buckley Book
New York Press

Since When: Straight-Edge Vegan Hardcore at Roseland; Cool Japanese Porn; George Tabb Presents Unsigned Bands at CBGB; Some Abused Girls Are Hot
New York Press