March 7, 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
The Ultimate Teen Book Guide [contribution]
December 26, 2007
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I contributed an essay on the classic young adult novel Hatchet to this collection.

Also, there are appreciations of Be More Chill and It's Kind of A Funny Story in this book, written by other writers.
Not Quite What I Was Planning [contribution]
February 5, 2008
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In what became the first best-selling project I have been associated with, SMITH Magazine collected six-word memoirs from an array of authors in a nod to Hemingway's legendary (and possibly apocryphal) six-word short story.

I contributed the following memoir:

"Oh shit! No way? Yeah, dude."


This book was later released for the Amazon Kindle and in an expanded deluxe edition.

This book was co-edited by Rachel Fershleiser.
Through The Wardrobe [contribution]
April 1, 2008
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Edited by Herbie Brennan, this collection features an essay I wrote about The Voyage of the Dawn Treader, "Reading the Right Books."

This collection was reprinted with a different cover in conjunction with the 2010 Voyage of the Dawn Treader film.

This book is also available on Amazon Kindle.
© 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[REJECTED by New York Press, previously unpublished]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