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
It's Kind of a Funny Story (US) [Hardcover]
April 1, 2006
  • "The book is TERRIFIC 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
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
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 2000-2011
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