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Ned Vizzini (1981–2013)

Forfatter af It's Kind of a Funny Story

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Ned Vizzin was born in New York City on April 4, 1981. He began writing professionally as a teenager. He wrote essays and articles for the New York Press, the New York Times, and other publications. His first book, Teen Angst? Naaah...: A Quasi Autobiography, was published in 2000. His other books vis mere include Be More Chill, House of Secrets co-written with film director Chris Columbus, and It's Kind of a Funny Story, which was adapted as a feature film in 2010 starring Zack Galifianakis. His television writing credits include MTV's Teen Wolf, and the NBC drama Believe. He committed suicide on December 19, 2013 at the age of 32. (Bowker Author Biography) vis mindre


Værker af Ned Vizzini

It's Kind of a Funny Story (2006) 4,359 eksemplarer
Be More Chill (2004) 949 eksemplarer
House of Secrets (2013) 647 eksemplarer
Teen Angst? Naaah . . . (2000) 371 eksemplarer
House of Secrets: Battle of the Beasts (2014) — Forfatter — 232 eksemplarer
The Other Normals (2012) 226 eksemplarer
House of Secrets: Clash of the Worlds (2016) — Forfatter — 103 eksemplarer
Be More Chill: The Graphic Novel (2021) 67 eksemplarer

Associated Works

Guys Write for Guys Read (2005) — Bidragyder — 769 eksemplarer
21 Proms (2007) — Bidragyder — 304 eksemplarer
Sixteen: Stories About That Sweet and Bitter Birthday (2004) — Bidragyder — 165 eksemplarer
Who Done It? (2013) — Bidragyder — 135 eksemplarer
It's Kind of a Funny Story [2010 film] (2011) — Original novel — 39 eksemplarer
Be More Chill: Original 2015 Cast Recording (2015) — Original book — 6 eksemplarer
Be More Chill: Original 2019 Broadway Cast Recording (2019) — Original book — 1 eksemplar

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Found: Siblings trapped in author's fictional world i Name that Book (december 2023)
Ned Vizzini, suicide i Librarians who LibraryThing (december 2013)


Most of it was well-done, but there were some major plot points that really didn't sit well with me.

1) Jennifer is a perfect example of how not to write a trans character. Trans women DO NOT want to "fool" you into having sex with them. Medical staff shouldn't out their trans patients (although God knows many of them probably do), and outing them isn't likely to produce a nonchalant laugh. It's an unbelievably shitty thing to do. Her name isn't "Jennifer/Charles," it's JENNIFER. And similarly, she's a SHE, not a "he/she/it." (Even if you don't agree with me, what kind of human being calls another human being "it"?)

2) When Craig maliciously tells Nia's boyfriend she's taking antidepressants, Vizzini treats it like you're supposed to be cheering for Craig as he alienates people who are not good for him. Er... no. That's a nasty, manipulative, and just plain shitty thing to do to a person. From then on the text treats Nia with total disdain, which is also weird and feels icky.

Other than that? Cute, ridiculously indie, with a few nicely written bits and a few cliche ones. I'm curious if the movie will be better or worse. I really hope they cut the Jennifer bit, because it's unlikely to get better in the retelling.
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caedocyon | 138 andre anmeldelser | Feb 23, 2024 |
Recommended: NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO
This book was insulting to women for the way they are treated and viewed, and insulting to men for the idiotic and disgusting way they are portrayed as acting. I believe "vile" or "foul" would be a great way to sum this book up.

Beyond the outright misogyny and objectification here, it was genuinely idiotic. The magic liquid needed is Mountain Dew? Was this written by a horny fourteen year old? Because that is exactly what it felt like. This seems like something a lonely, horny fourteen year old boy might write.

The fact that it gets praise and has been adapted into a musical is vaguely terrifying to me. I don't understand if those reading this are just also misogynistic idiots, and so love it because it reflects them, or if they are somehow desperately blind to that entirely, which is possibly worse.
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Jenniferforjoy | 26 andre anmeldelser | Jan 29, 2024 |
For an adult, this is just OK. It's fun but I had to force myself to finish it.

For a kid, I think it would be awesome! There is more action in this book than in a summer blockbuster movie! Pirates, giants, skeletons, mid evil soldiers, witches and warlocks...I'm sure I'm leaving some things out.
hmonkeyreads | 29 andre anmeldelser | Jan 25, 2024 |

Ned Vizzini - It’s Kind of a Funny Story: Immensely talented writer, and his death leaves me feeling rather conflicted about this book. #cursorybookreviews #cursoryreviews
khage | 138 andre anmeldelser | Jun 18, 2023 |



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