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








05-23-2006
T-New York [club profile]
NYMetro.com
05-14-2006
TOUGH LOVE: Review of 'Hard Candy'
TimesSquare.com
04-24-2006
Ego & Hubris [review]
TimesSquare.com
04-19-2006
Crocodile Lounge [bar profile]
NYMetro.com
04-18-2006
Tut's [bar profile]
NYMetro.com
04-01-2006
Cell [review]
Bookslut
03-27-2006
Blackstone's [bar profile]
NYMetro.com
03-23-2006
Dumb Gringo Prices on Knickerbocker Ave
The-Wick.com
03-17-2006
Bushwick Residents Take on the Rat-Squirrel
The-Wick.com
02-01-2006
The Brooklyn Follies [review]
Bookslut
01-18-2006
EVIL EMPIRES
New York Press
01-18-2006
BROOKLYN'S SEX CHAMPS
New York Press
12-27-2005
Chop-Shop Mentality
New York Press
12-20-2005
The Meatman Cometh
New York Press
10-01-2005
Mobloggers Impressions
Ins & Outs (Long Island City)
09-06-2005
FAVORITE WORD: "luff"
Professor Barnhardt's Journal
08-02-2005
MOST IMPORTANT THINGS: Dannon coffee yogurt, LG VX7000 phone, uh, The Hun...
Professor Barnhardt's Journal
12-07-2004
FAVORITE WEBSITES: The Hun, Drudge, tOdd...
Professor Barnhardt's Journal
10-05-2004
FAVORITE FOODS: The Hot Pocket
Professor Barnhardt's Journal
09-08-2004
Angst: Teen vs. Gastrointestinal [Donnie Darko review]
Metaphilm
04-13-2004
TOP TEN NOVELS: Jurassic Park, 1984, Preacher...
Professor Barnhardt's Journal
08-03-2003
Mr Dow 1000: Nick Guarino Fights Wall Street (and the Law)
New York Press
06-03-2003
Giant Missile Penis in Union Square, NYC!
New York Press
04-01-2003
Smack My Pick-Up: Riding along with the car bashers.
New York Press
03-04-2003
Mindflake: An indie crackpot featured in an indie film.
New York Press
03-04-2003
Dying Trade: Digging with the booksellers.
New York Press
02-18-2003
Endorphins are a fairy tale. Running yields pain.
New York Press
02-04-2003
Q&A; with Everyone's Messiah
New York Press
01-07-2003
The Two Towers: WFUV vs. WFMU
New York Press
12-18-2002
Living Online Could Become a Virtual Trap
Newsday
Ned Vizzini | Writing
It's Kind of a Funny Story Paperback
05/01/2007
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My third book: depression and redemption in the psych hospital.

"Insightful and utterly authentic... This is an important book." - New York Times Book Review

"Comparisons with Sylvia Plaths The Bell Jar seem inevitable... The overall message that depression is not shameful, and that sufferers are not freaks of nature, is beautifully handled." - Bookmunch

"It's terrific: funny, incisive, disarming." - New York Magazine

"The wise, witty narrator and sensitive handling of a hot topic should win over older teens--and their parents." - People Magazine

"Funny... [Vizzini] supplies personal insights and a clever, self-deprecating tone that make the book an entertaining read." - The Washington Post
It's Kind of a Funny Story - Hardcover
April 1, 2006
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"The book is TERRIFIC I just loved it and will recommend it all over the place to teen and adult readers. You have a unique ability to convey deep and complicated feeling through simple, funny and sweet prose." -- Rachel Cohn, author of Gingerbread, Shrimp, The Steps, and Two Steps Forward

"I wanted to tell you how much I liked It's Kind of a Funny Story. Your descriptions of depression are so accurate and heartbreaking. One of my favorite metaphors was on the first page when you describe trying to talk like words coming out in chunks from a crushed-ice dispenser. So true." -- Ariel Schrag, creator of the graphic novels Awkward, Definition, Potential, and Likewise

It's Kind of a Funny Story is my third book. It's the story of Craig Gilner, a kid in high school who gets freaked out, wants to kill himself, and checks into the psych hospital. The book details the week he spends there and how he gets his life... well, not together. But alive.

It's based, not too loosely, on my own experience on the good ol' adult psychiatric floor of Methodist Hospital in Brooklyn, which I entered when I wanted to kill myself in November 2004. Yay! I've managed to stay out since then, although I've wanted to go back many a time.

There is a Myspace for the book at myspace.com/ikoafs. Press for the book is posted as it appears right here.
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).
© 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
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02-07-2001
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02-14-2001
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02-28-2001
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03-02-2001
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03-05-2001
Who Shut Down the NO ID Party?
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03-07-2001
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03-14-2001
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03-21-2001
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03-28-2001
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04-04-2001
Since When: 4-4-01
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