October 19, 2010
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Review of Arthur Nersesian's Mesopotamia
The L Magazine

Review of Tom Bissel's Extra Lives
The L Magazine

Bridge Between Generations [review of Louis Sachar's THE CARDTURNER]
New York Times

Today in Young People's Fantasy: A YA Lit Round-Up
The L Magazine

"Jersey Girls" [review of Beth Ann Bauman's "Rosie & Skate"]
New York Times

"King of the Screw-Ups" and "The Vast Fields of Ordinary" [2-book review]
New York Times

Our Favorite Writers Pick Their Favorite Obscure Books (Ned Vizzini: "The Assistant," by Robert Walser)
Village Voice

"Young and in the Way" [review of Neal Shusterman's book Unwind]
New York Times

States Need to Follow Harvard: End Loans Completely
Huffington Post

Review of "Black Lizard Big Book of Pulps"
The L Magazine

"Adventura" [short story]
Word Riot

Occupational Oppression (dirt bagger job)
SMITH Magazine

Recommendation: It's Every Child's Duty to Lick a Dangerous Toy!
Huffington Post

"Mom" [short story from The L Magazine's 2nd Annual Summer Fiction Issue]
The L Magazine

Clink Slammer Hoosegow
SMITH Magazine

Hocus Potus [review]
Bookslut

Where the Wild Things Are
The New York Sun

"Beauty" Short Story [I like how this one came out]
3:AM Magazine

The Page 69 Test: It's Kind of a Funny Story
The Page 69 Test

An Impelling Force: Impetus Books
Bookslut

The Problem with Fram
Huffington Post

Interview with Rasmus Holmen
Largehearted Boy

High Anxiety [review of American-Born Chinese and Stuck in The Middle]
New York Times

Man (My second published poem)
Dogmatika.com

My Small Movie Date Story
SMITH Magazine

Interview with Tao Lin
Bookslut

Review: Travels in the Scriptorium by Paul Auster
Bookslut

Interview with Lexy Benaim (Harlem Shakes)
Largehearted Boy

"Nose" - a short story I got paid $30 for!!
Underground Voices

Working Class
Writer's Digest

Ned Vizzini | Writing
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.
Be More Chill - France
August 2006
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In France, Be More Chill has been published by Gallimard for in their "Scripto" series of books.

In the past, the Scripto series has included books by Joyce Carol Oates and Melvin Burgess!

It took a while, but the French version of Be More Chill has been published! This French guy at my parent's office, Patrick, every time I see him, he goes, "Ned, when is your book coming out? Maison Gallimard! [the d = silent] This is one of the best publishing houses in France! Maison Gallimard!" And now he has a copy of the book. So awesome.
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Early Articles, Reviews, Columns and Web Pieces
Many of these links are broken due to link rot; I am restoring them as time allows. -- 3/18/09









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

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

Peak Contraction [me at the gym]
New York Press

Why I Still Hate Rap
New York Press

Schizo Rock [r.i.p., Wesley]
New York Press

Bjorn Again [concert review]
New York Press

Review of Marilyn Manson "Holy Wood"
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
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Since When: Moral Court and Knockers the Klown; DJ Wake N Bake Dave Plays Rock at Barmacy; Pete Best at Rebar
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Since When: Bowie, Moby, Merchant and Rahat Fateh Ali Khan Play for Tibet House; The Rev. Vince is a Bootleg Gospel Tom Waits; Meet Godfrey Cheshire!
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Park Slopes Nasty, Egg-Throwing Kids
New York Press

Who Shut Down the NO ID Party?
New York Press

Since When: Rocket from the Crypt and the Gotohells; The Memoir Thing Continues; An Amateur Monster-Wrestling Troupe; Mardi Gras Notes
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Since When: Those Damn Beatles; Concrete TV; The Dropkick Murphys, Reach the Sky and Lars and the Bastards at Wetlands; C.J. Sullivan Live!
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Since When: Spike & Mikes Sick and Twisted Animation Festival; The Soft Boys and Other Puss Music; A Malian Demi-Goddess; Miles Davis; Upright Citizens Brigade
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Since When: New York International Independent Film and Video Festival; The Peoples Poetry Gathering; Cutthroats 9 Play CBGB; Ned Does Soho
New York Press

Since When: 4-4-01
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