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
Not Like I'm Jealous or Anything [contribution]
February 1, 2006
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I contributed the essay "The Driver" to this collection on jealousy, about my relationship with Marty Beckerman.

The collection was edited by Marissa Walsh, who also edited the 2002 edition of Teen Angst? Naaah....

  • "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."
    -- Booklist

  • "A delicious collection."
    -- VOYA

  • "The pieces are well-written and entertaining, and the collection is cohesively crafted."
    -- Kirkus Reviews


This book is available on Amazon Kindle.
21 Proms [contribution]
May 1, 2007
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I contributed the story "Apology #1" to this anthology of tales about prom.

This anthology is edited by David Levithan.
The World of the Golden Compass [contribution]
October 1, 2007
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I contributed "God is in The Stories", about storytelling in the His Dark Materials trilogy and in my own life, to this book of essays on Philip Pullman's fantasy series.

This book was edited by Scott Westerfeld.
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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[REJECTED by New York Press, previously unpublished]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