October 22, 2010
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TOP TEN NOVELS: Jurassic Park, 1984, Preacher...
Professor Barnhardt's Journal

Mr Dow 1000: Nick Guarino Fights Wall Street (and the Law)
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Giant Missile Penis in Union Square, NYC!
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Smack My Pick-Up: Riding along with the car bashers.
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Mindflake: An indie crackpot featured in an indie film.
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Dying Trade: Digging with the booksellers.
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Endorphins are a fairy tale. Running yields pain.
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Q&A; with Everyone's Messiah
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The Two Towers: WFUV vs. WFMU
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Living Online Could Become a Virtual Trap
Newsday

Prey by Michael Crichton [review]
New York Press

Jackass Kicks Hollywood Back Where it Belongs
Newsday

Come As You Are [Review of Kurt Cobain Journals]
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Michael Wants His Books Back
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The Museum of Sex [w/Jessica Wakeman]
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Queens of the Stone Age: Songs For the Deaf [review]
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'Star Wars 2' Fits Right Into the Palm of Your Hand
Newsday

Since When: 4-17-02 [bye-bye column, hello Be More Chill]
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Since When: 4-10-02 [I was wrapping up the column at this point...]
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Since When: 4-3-02 [Happy 21st B-Day to Me!]
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Since When: Danteís Inferno; Woman Does the Voice of Dog that Sings Like Cat; Free Biennial
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Since When: Global Warming; Den of Cinís Oscar Night; Matthew Feinman; Super Soul at Mercury
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Since When: Quantum3ís Light Dance; 63OCPBMF Probes Oppenheimer; Wesley Willisí Harmony Joyride; Mini-Blurbs
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Since When: Swedes at CB's; Cui Jan at Joeís Pub; Puny Human; the Whitney Sez "Chill"
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Since When: Scissorfight; Franzeseís Bully Party; Stony Awards; More Shopping and Fucking
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Since When: Kurt Cobain Turns 35; A Winter Semi-Formal; 13-Minute Quickie Therapy Sessions; Mini-Blurbs
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Since When: Broad-Spectrum Valentineís Tips
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Since When: Mike Daisey Rips Amazon.com; Sights Top Strokes; Reid Paley/Spirit Caravan; Nuns & Cyborgs [PROBABLY MY FAVE COLUMN]
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Since When: Two Thursday Parties; 90s Compilations Attack; 3rd Degree; Knitting Factory Turns 15
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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]
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Peak Contraction [me at the gym]
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Why I Still Hate Rap
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Schizo Rock [r.i.p., Wesley]
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Bjorn Again [concert review]
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Review of Marilyn Manson "Holy Wood"
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What the Hell is Kaiju?
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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 íNí 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.ís; Weezer Plays for Nerds; Underground Film and Latvian Punk
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Park Slopeís 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 & Mikeís 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 Peopleís Poetry Gathering; Cutthroats 9 Play CBGB; Ned Does Soho
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Since When: 4-4-01
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