September 9, 2011
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The End of the White Outsider
The Daily Beast

THE HUNKS & BABES OF COMIC-CON 2011
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HotterInHollywood.com

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
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Ned Vizzini | Writing
Be More Chill (German) [Hardcover]
June 1, 2004
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In Germany, Be More Chill is published by Bertelsmann Jugenbuch Verlag.

The German version is called Cool: Und was ist mit Liebe? ("Cool: And What's with Love"?)

The hardcover copy has a vellum jacket ; when removed, the jacket reveals the wraparound faces of Jeremy and Christine:



The translator of the German edition had some 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.
Be More Chill (German) [Paperback]
October 1, 2006
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Same design as the hardcover, no clear jacket.
Be More Chill (Italian) [Paperback]
June 27, 2005
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In Italy, Be More Chill is published by Mondadori, Italy's largest publishing group, with the title Datti Una Mossa ("Hurry Up!").
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