October 19, 2010
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BOOKS WE CAN'T LIVE WITHOUT (5 favorites of mine) (scroll down to see)
hipsterbookclub.com

"Drum 'N' Bass" [poem]
Dogmatika.com

Straight Talk on Antidepressants [panel discussion]
Sirens Magazine

Ned Vizzini's Five Favorite Songs
3:AM Magazine

An Interview with Nick Antosca
Bookslut

The Three Best Books of 2006
Professor Barnhardt's Journal

My First Kiss
SMITH Magazine

The Condemned [review]
Bookslut

A Bronx Tale [review of Tyrell]
New York Times

My Space: The Glitch
Ins & Outs (Long Island City)

T-New York [club profile]
NYMetro.com

TOUGH LOVE: Review of 'Hard Candy'
TimesSquare.com

Ego & Hubris [review]
TimesSquare.com

Crocodile Lounge [bar profile]
NYMetro.com

Tut's [bar profile]
NYMetro.com

Cell [review]
Bookslut

Blackstone's [bar profile]
NYMetro.com

Dumb Gringo Prices on Knickerbocker Ave
The-Wick.com

Bushwick Residents Take on the Rat-Squirrel
The-Wick.com

The Brooklyn Follies [review]
Bookslut

EVIL EMPIRES
New York Press

BROOKLYN'S SEX CHAMPS
New York Press

Chop-Shop Mentality
New York Press

The Meatman Cometh
New York Press

Mobloggers Impressions
Ins & Outs (Long Island City)

FAVORITE WORD: "luff"
Professor Barnhardt's Journal

MOST IMPORTANT THINGS: Dannon coffee yogurt, LG VX7000 phone, uh, The Hun...
Professor Barnhardt's Journal

FAVORITE WEBSITES: The Hun, Drudge, tOdd...
Professor Barnhardt's Journal

FAVORITE FOODS: The Hot Pocket
Professor Barnhardt's Journal

Angst: Teen vs. Gastrointestinal [Donnie Darko review]
Metaphilm

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









Teen Angst? Nah! [the piece that inspired the book]
New York Times

Sick Passenger [possibly my best story ever]
New York Press

Peak Contraction [me at the gym]
New York Press

Why I Still Hate Rap
New York Press

Schizo Rock [r.i.p., Wesley]
New York Press

Bjorn Again [concert review]
New York Press

Review of Marilyn Manson "Holy Wood"
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
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Since When: Straight-Edge Vegan Hardcore at Roseland; Cool Japanese Porn; George Tabb Presents Unsigned Bands at CBGB; Some Abused Girls Are Hot
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Since When: Moral Court and Knockers the Klown; DJ Wake N Bake Dave Plays Rock at Barmacy; Pete Best at Rebar
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Since When: Bowie, Moby, Merchant and Rahat Fateh Ali Khan Play for Tibet House; The Rev. Vince is a Bootleg Gospel Tom Waits; Meet Godfrey Cheshire!
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Since When: 777-BARS; Old-School Hiphop at S.O.B.s; Weezer Plays for Nerds; Underground Film and Latvian Punk
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Park Slopes Nasty, Egg-Throwing Kids
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Who Shut Down the NO ID Party?
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Since When: Rocket from the Crypt and the Gotohells; The Memoir Thing Continues; An Amateur Monster-Wrestling Troupe; Mardi Gras Notes
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Since When: Those Damn Beatles; Concrete TV; The Dropkick Murphys, Reach the Sky and Lars and the Bastards at Wetlands; C.J. Sullivan Live!
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Since When: Spike & Mikes Sick and Twisted Animation Festival; The Soft Boys and Other Puss Music; A Malian Demi-Goddess; Miles Davis; Upright Citizens Brigade
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Since When: New York International Independent Film and Video Festival; The Peoples Poetry Gathering; Cutthroats 9 Play CBGB; Ned Does Soho
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Since When: 4-4-01
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