October 22, 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
It's Kind of a Funny Story (Movie Tie-in Edition) [Paperback or Kindle]
08/31/2010
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The film tie-in edition of It's Kind of a Funny Story features a brain-map title page inspired by the art in the book and the original cover. It looks something like this, an image that Focus Features provided to Hyperion Books in summer 2010:

FUNNY STORY Brain Map (c) Focus Features

Thanks to everyone who has made this edition possible, including everybody at Hyperion Books, Focus Features, and all readers old and new.

The text is the same as the 2007 paperback edition.
Be More Chill - US Paperback
September 14, 2005
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[click cover for hi-res image]

Be More Chill is the story of a guy who gets a pill that makes him cool. The pill is called a "squip"--it's actually a quantum computer that lives in your brain and gives you real-time social advice. The kid is named Jeremy Heere. And that's about what you need to know.

"A fresh, spontaneous and original voice. It's fun, wacky, outrageous. I just couldn't stop reading."
-- Judy Blume

For more about the squip itself and the campaign that went along with it, watch the squip video (warning--it may take a while to load).
Teen Angst? Naaah... (2010 Edition)
09/14/2010
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The 2010 edition of Teen Angst? Naaah..., published by Random House, contains an updated afterword by me as well as revised footnotes. Thank you so much to everyone who has made this book a success since its original publication in 2000!
© Ned Vizzini 2000-2010
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









Since When: Japanese Animation Makes Another Run at the Mainstream; Girls Against Boys Makes Another Run at Indie Cred; Gravity Kills Makes Most Girls Run Away; Reactions Presents 9/11 Art; Charles "Hungry" Hardy Prepares to Eat Matzoh Balls
New York Press

Since When: Two Thursday Parties; 90s Compilations Attack; 3rd Degree; Knitting Factory Turns 15
New York Press

Since When: Mike Daisey Rips Amazon.com; Sights Top Strokes; Reid Paley/Spirit Caravan; Nuns & Cyborgs [PROBABLY MY FAVE COLUMN]
New York Press

Since When: Broad-Spectrum Valentines Tips
New York Press

Since When: Kurt Cobain Turns 35; A Winter Semi-Formal; 13-Minute Quickie Therapy Sessions; Mini-Blurbs
New York Press

Since When: Scissorfight; Franzeses Bully Party; Stony Awards; More Shopping and Fucking
New York Press

Since When: Swedes at CB's; Cui Jan at Joes Pub; Puny Human; the Whitney Sez "Chill"
New York Press

Since When: Quantum3s Light Dance; 63OCPBMF Probes Oppenheimer; Wesley Willis Harmony Joyride; Mini-Blurbs
New York Press

Since When: Global Warming; Den of Cins Oscar Night; Matthew Feinman; Super Soul at Mercury
New York Press

Since When: Dantes Inferno; Woman Does the Voice of Dog that Sings Like Cat; Free Biennial
New York Press

Since When: 4-3-02 [Happy 21st B-Day to Me!]
New York Press

Since When: 4-10-02 [I was wrapping up the column at this point...]
New York Press

Since When: 4-17-02 [bye-bye column, hello Be More Chill]
New York Press

A Summer Guide for the Well-Endowed Man [this is the one about me having a large penis]
New York Press

'Star Wars 2' Fits Right Into the Palm of Your Hand
Newsday

Queens of the Stone Age: Songs For the Deaf [review]
New York Press

Michael Wants His Books Back
New York Press

The Museum of Sex [w/Jessica Wakeman]
New York Press

Come As You Are [Review of Kurt Cobain Journals]
New York Press

Jackass Kicks Hollywood Back Where it Belongs
Newsday