February 24, 2012
Reviews and Other Writing









25 literary resolutions for 2012. What's yours?
Los Angeles Times

Looking back at 2011's literary resolutions
Los Angeles Times

The 10 Best Things From 2011 To Listen To While Writing, According To Actual Authors
Village Voice

Patrice Evansís ĎNegropediaí Sorts Out the Racial Landscape
The Daily Beast

The Only Living Peep-Show Girl in New York
The L Magazine

The End of the White Outsider
The Daily Beast

THE HUNKS & BABES OF COMIC-CON 2011
[click through for all my coverage of Comic-Con 2011]
HOTTER IN HOLLYWOOD

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
Recent Blog Posts

Ned Vizzini | Writing
It's Kind of a Funny Story (US) [Hardcover]
April 1, 2006
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  • "The book is TERRIFIC Ė I just loved it and will recommend it all over the place to teen and adult readers. You have a unique ability to convey deep and complicated feeling through simple, funny and sweet prose."
    -- Rachel Cohn, Gingerbread, Shrimp, The Steps, Nick & Norah's Infinite Playlist, Dash & Lily's Book of Dares

  • "I wanted to tell you how much I liked It's Kind of a Funny Story. Your descriptions of depression are so accurate and heartbreaking. One of my favorite metaphors was on the first page when you describe trying to talk like words coming out in chunks from a crushed-ice dispenser. So true."
    -- Ariel Schrag, Awkward, Definition, Potential, Likewise
Teen Angst? Naaah... (2000) [Trade Paperback]
August 1, 2000
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"This book is zany, tender, and hysterically funny." -- Jonathan Ames

My first book, printed by Free Spirit Publishing from 2000 to 2007.

This edition is now out of print. Other editions remain in print.

The stories in Teen Angst? Naaah... span 1990-1999. I wrote them between 1996 and 1999.

A majority of the book originally appeared in New York Press, an alternative weekly newspaper printed in Manhattan. Some of the stories appeared in a different form when they were first published in the paper.

This edition has illustrations and footnotes in the margins of the text.
Be More Chill (UK) [Paperback]
July 5, 2004
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The UK version of Be More Chill was published by HarperCollins UK. Check out the racy tagline under the title!

This edition of the book came with its own Flash movie. Unfortunately all that remains is this screenshot:



I did a promotional interview for this edition:



From June 28 to July 3, 2004, I traveled throughout England to promote the book:

Ned Vizzini in Edinburgh
© Ned Vizzini 2000-2012
Early Articles, Reviews, and Columns
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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