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 (German) [Hardcover] [Paperback]
June 1, 2007
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Published by Rockbuch Verlag in hardcover and paperback editions with the same cover.

Winner of the Golden Lufti!

Click the book cover for press from jetzt.de.
Sixteen [contribution]
May 25, 2004
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I contributed a story called "Rutford Becomes a Man" to this collection of stories, edited by Megan McCafferty, about turning sixteen.

  • "Ned Vizzini's tale is set in an Old West brothel and revisits the theme of parents who just don't understand..."
    -- School Library Journal


This book is also available for Amazon Kindle.
Guys Write for Guys Read [contribution]
April 21, 2005
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I have a short story in this anthology, which features quick tales that appeal to guys and has contributors from Gary Paulsen to Steven King.

Guys Write for Guys Read is edited by Jon Scieszka and has was reprinted with a different cover in 2008.

My story centers around a fire escape that I climbed, in 2nd grade, with my friends, using an extension cord.
© 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[REJECTED by New York Press, previously unpublished]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