March 11, 2008
Recent Articles, Reviews, Columns and Web Pieces








12-12-2007
States Need to Follow Harvard: End Loans Completely
Huffington Post
09-10-2007
Occupational Oppression (dirt bagger job)
SMITH Magazine
08-02-2007
Recommendation: It's Every Child's Duty to Lick a Dangerous Toy!
Huffington Post
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
07-01-2007
Hocus Potus [review]
New York Press
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)
Ned Vizzini | Writing
Be More Chill - Indonesian
December 1, 2006
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I've had a lot of love from Oceania. The Random House version of Teen Angst? Naaah... made its way to the Philippines in 2002; the US hardcover Be More Chill is available there currently. In 2006, this Indonesian Be More Chill was released with its festive and interesting cover.

The people from the Philippines who have read my books have been incredibly supportive. Thank you so much, guys. Among other things, a Filipino student named Miguel Michael Barnes translated the first part of Teen Angst? Naaah... into Tagalog, the indigenous Filipino language.
Sixteen [contribution]
May 25, 2004
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[click cover for Amazon]

I was proud to contribute to the anthology Sixteen, edited by Megan McCafferty (Sloppy Firsts, Second Helpings). The book is a collection of stories, each about turning sixteen; mine features a 16-year-old loser from the Wild Wild Girls Gone Wild West named Rutford who spends his birthday in a whorehouse. Yay!

"Though marketed as an adult title, this collection includes stories by authors generally considered to be writing for YAs, such as Sonya Sones and Jacqueline Woodson, as well as a smattering of adult authors like Steve Almond. The pieces are mostly set squarely in the 16-year-old brain, rather than taking the point of view of an adult looking back fondly on adolescence. Some of the authors, like Sarah Dessen, write somewhat more explicitly here than in their YA titles. Others use the format readers have grown used tofor example, Sones's free verse works as well in the short-story format as in novels. Ned Vizzini's tale is set in an Old West brothel and revisits the theme of parents who just don't understand...."
Jamie Watson, School Library Journal

"I just wanted to let you know, that I haven't read your other books(I'm sorry, I plan to though!) but I did read your short story in Sixteen, 'Rutford Becomes a Man' and I LOVED it! I read it twice already, and every time I find myself laughing. I love Rutford's perception and his comments. It is a completely unique setting, and honestly I hate reading about the 'Wild West' usually, but this time I was amused. Rutford is a dynamic character and was so easy to visualize in my brain, the story stuck with me for some time and I've been telling all my friends about it."
-- Sara (CA), 7/14/04
Not Like I'm Jealous or Anything [contribution]
02-01-2006
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I contributed the essay "The Driver" to this collection on jealousy.

Booklist:
"Imagine! Six short stories, four essays, one quiz, and one poem--an entire book focused on jealous--and it works! Jealousy of the rich and privileged; jealousy of a boyfriend's new car; jealousy of another's talent, beauty, boyfriend, or goodness: emotions we have all encountered are verbalized in this well-chosen collection."

VOYA:
"A delicious collection."

Kirkus Reviews:
"The pieces are well-written and entertaining, and the collection is cohesively crafted."
© Ned Vizzini 2000-2008
Early Articles, Reviews, Columns and Web Pieces








05-17-1998
Teen Angst? Nah!
New York Times
01-01-1999
She Shits on the Shit Seat [Subway Poop Story]
New York Press
01-03-2000
Peak Contraction [me at the gym]
New York Press
10-25-2000
Why I Still Hate Rap
New York Press
11-05-2000
Schizo Rock [r.i.p., Wesley]
New York Press
11-07-2000
Bjorn Again [concert review]
New York Press
11-14-2000
Review of Marilyn Manson "Holy Wood"
New York Press
01-13-2001
What the Hell is Kaiju?
New York Press
01-31-2001
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
02-07-2001
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
02-14-2001
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02-21-2001
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!
New York Press
02-28-2001
Since When: 777-BARS; Old-School Hiphop at S.O.B.s; Weezer Plays for Nerds; Underground Film and Latvian Punk
New York Press
03-02-2001
Park Slopes Nasty, Egg-Throwing Kids
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03-05-2001
Who Shut Down the NO ID Party?
New York Press
03-07-2001
Since When: Rocket from the Crypt and the Gotohells; The Memoir Thing Continues; An Amateur Monster-Wrestling Troupe; Mardi Gras Notes
New York Press
03-14-2001
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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03-21-2001
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
New York Press
03-28-2001
Since When: New York International Independent Film and Video Festival; The Peoples Poetry Gathering; Cutthroats 9 Play CBGB; Ned Does Soho
New York Press
04-04-2001
Since When: 4-4-01
New York Press