August 18, 2007
Recent Articles, Reviews, Columns and Web Pieces








07-12-2007
"Mom" [short story from The L Magazine's 2nd Annual Summer Fiction Issue]
The L Magazine
07-02-2007
Clink Slammer Hoosegow
SMITH Magazine
06-27-2007
Where the Wild Things Are
The New York Sun
06-25-2007
"Beauty" Short Story [I like how this one came out]
3:AM Magazine
06-11-2007
The Page 69 Test: It's Kind of a Funny Story
The Page 69 Test
06-01-2007
An Impelling Force: Impetus Books
Bookslut
05-28-2007
The Problem with Fram
Huffington Post
05-24-2007
Interview with Rasmus Holmen
Largehearted Boy
05-13-2007
High Anxiety [review of American-Born Chinese and Stuck in The Middle]
New York Times
05-01-2007
Man (My second published poem)
Dogmatika.com
05-01-2007
My Small Movie Date Story
SMITH Magazine
05-01-2007
Interview with Tao Lin
Bookslut
05-01-2007
Review: Travels in the Scriptorium by Paul Auster
Bookslut
04-19-2007
Interview with Lexy Benaim (Harlem Shakes)
Largehearted Boy
04-02-2007
"Nose" - a short story I got paid $30 for!!
Underground Voices
04-01-2007
Working Class
Writer's Digest
04-01-2007
BOOKS WE CAN'T LIVE WITHOUT (5 favorites of mine) (scroll down to see)
hipsterbookclub.com
03-15-2007
"Drum 'N' Bass" [poem]
Dogmatika.com
03-04-2007
Straight Talk on Antidepressants [panel discussion]
Sirens Magazine
02-23-2007
Ned Vizzini's Five Favorite Songs
3:AM Magazine
02-10-2007
An Interview with Nick Antosca
Bookslut
01-03-2007
The Three Best Books of 2006
Professor Barnhardt's Journal
12-12-2006
My First Kiss
SMITH Magazine
12-01-2006
The Condemned [review]
Bookslut
11-12-2006
A Bronx Tale [review of Tyrell]
New York Times
09-01-2006
My Space: The Glitch
Ins & Outs (Long Island City)
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 [review]
TimesSquare.com
04-19-2006
Crocodile Lounge [bar profile]
NYMetro.com
04-18-2006
Tut's [bar profile]
NYMetro.com
04-01-2006
Cell [review]
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
The Brooklyn Follies [review]
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
Ned Vizzini | Official Site
Be More Chill - UK (Paperback)
July 5, 2004
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[click cover for hi-res image]

The UK version of Be More Chill was published by HarperCollins UK. It came with its own Flash movie, which was cool. (Unfortunately all that remains is this screenshot.)



I traveled throughout England 6/28/04-7/3/04 to promote the book and got to see the Firth of Forth, one of my favorite bridges when I was a boy, among other sights. Here are the pictures on flickr:

Ned Vizzini England trip summer 2004
England Trip Summer 2004


Do you have the UK edition of the book? Email me.
Be More Chill - Germany (Hardcover)
June 1, 2004
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In Germany, Be More Chill was published Bertelsmann Jugenbuch Verlag (or "Random House" to you).

The German version of Be More Chill is called "Cool: Und was ist mit Liebe"? (According to my brother, that means "Cool: And what's with Love"?)

The copies has a vellum jacket with all the text; when removed, the jacket reveals the wraparound faces of, uh, a very Germanic Jeremy and Christine:





Also, the translator of the German edition had some hilarious questions about words I used:

Hi, Ned Vizzini,

you wrote a great book! I translate it into German and there are some questions I would like you to answer as fast as possible as they gave me a terrible short deadline

Here we go:

p.25 Who is Rick James?
47 dur
64 phillies
70 pimpin
85 seeing eye dogs
87 poonanti
107 hairy necessaries
118 GLAAD
126 palsy, palsy-ish
214 For a guy, theres something dangling in front of your face or something sticking out your ass.

It would be most helpful, if you could interpret or circumscribe these expressions, so I can see if I am on the right track or not.


Do you have the German edition of the book? Email me.
Be More Chill -- Germany (Paperback)
10-01-2006
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Germany, which had the cool hardcover Be More Chill with the clear jacket (which some people got in one of our giveaways), is the first non-US nation to have a BMC paperback in addition to a hardcover. Same design, no clear jacket.
Be More Chill - Italy (Paperback)
June 27, 2005
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In Italy, Be More Chill has been published by Mondadori, Italy's largest publishing group, with the title "Datti Una Mossa".

I've been getting very cool letters from Italy like the one below. Thanks so much to everyone who has gotten the book in Italy; I really apprecaite the mail.

Hi Ned!First of all,I want to tell you that I'm Italian,so please forgive me if my English isn't perfect.I bought your "Be more chill" (in Italian,obviously)just yesterday and I have already read it.Last night.Well,it's great,congratulations,even though the end it's a bit...oh,you know what I'm talking about! :-) !


Ok,the reason why I'm writing is that I'm 19 years old and I really,really love writing books.Both novels and short stories.I've been writing since I was 7 and I won 2...can I say "competitions"?I'd really like to become a writer,because it's the only things that makes me free and makes me fly,if you know what I mean:I think so.

Do you have the Italian edition of the book? Email me.
© Ned Vizzini 2000-2007
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Why I Still Hate Rap
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THE FORBIDDEN CHAPTER OF BE MORE CHILL
I also considered using a picture of The Forbidden Castle, a choose your own adventure book
The Forbidden Chapter