It's Kind of a Funny Story
Publication Date: September 2012
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The author of Be More Chill takes a poignant look at teenage depression in this remarkably moving and authentic picture of the physicality, despair, and even hilarity of the illness.
Ned Vizzini is the author of Teen Angst? Naaah . . . and Be More Chill, the first young adult novel ever chosen as a Today Show Book Club pick, as well as one of Entertainment Weekly's Top Ten Ten Books of 2004. Ned has written for the New York Times, the L magazine, the Daily Beast, and season 2 of MTV's Teen Wolf. He also currently writes for the ABC television drama Last Resort. Ned lives in New York City. Winner of the prestigious Audie Award for his recording of Empire of Liberty: A History of the Early Republic by Gordon S. Wood, veteran actor Robert Fass is equally at home in a wide variety of styles, genres, characters, and dialects. Robert also earned an Earphones Award for his narration of Francisco Goldman's novel Say Her Name, which was named one of the Best Audiobooks of 2011 by AudioFile magazine. He has given voice to modern and classic fiction writers alike, including Ray Bradbury, Joyce Carol Oates, Isaac Asimov, Jeffrey Deaver, and John Steinbeck, plus nonfiction works in history, health, journalism, and business. For eleven years, Robert was featured weekly on the InTouch network, broadcasting selections from the New Yorker magazine to the visually impaired.
"This book offers hope in a package that [listeners] will find enticing, and that's the gift it offers." ---Booklist Starred Review