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Ned Vizzini (1981–2013)

Författare till 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 visa mer 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) visa färre


Verk av Ned Vizzini

It's Kind of a Funny Story (2006) 4,337 exemplar
Be More Chill (2004) 944 exemplar
House of Secrets (2013) 644 exemplar
Teen Angst? Naaah . . . (2000) 371 exemplar
House of Secrets: Battle of the Beasts (2014) — Författare — 231 exemplar
The Other Normals (2012) 225 exemplar
House of Secrets: Clash of the Worlds (2016) — Författare — 104 exemplar

Associerade verk

Guys Write for Guys Read (2005) — Bidragsgivare — 769 exemplar
21 Proms (2007) — Bidragsgivare — 303 exemplar
Sixteen: Stories About That Sweet and Bitter Birthday (2004) — Bidragsgivare — 164 exemplar
Who Done It? (2013) — Bidragsgivare — 136 exemplar
It's Kind of a Funny Story [2010 film] (2011) — Original novel — 40 exemplar
Be More Chill: Original 2015 Cast Recording (2015) — Original book — 6 exemplar
Be More Chill: Original 2019 Broadway Cast Recording (2019) — Original book — 1 exemplar


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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 | 137 andra recensioner | Feb 23, 2024 |
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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 andra recensioner | 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 andra recensioner | 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 | 137 andra recensioner | Jun 18, 2023 |



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