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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
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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]
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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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Park Slopeís Nasty, Egg-Throwing Kids
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Who Shut Down the NO ID Party?
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