It's Kind of a Funny Story

It's Kind of a Funny Story

By Ned Vizzini; Robert Fass (Narrated by)

Tantor Audio, Compact Disc, 9781452639314

Publication Date: September 3, 2012

Description
Ambitious New York City teenager Craig Gilner is determined to succeed at life-which means getting into the right high school to get into the right college to get the right job. But once Craig aces his way into Manhattan's Executive Pre-Professional High School, the pressure becomes unbearable. He stops eating and sleeping until, one night, he nearly kills himself.Craig's suicidal episode gets him checked into a mental hospital, where his new neighbors include a transsexual sex addict, a girl who has scarred her own face with scissors, and the self-elected President Armelio. There, Craig is finally able to confront the sources of his anxiety.Ned Vizzini, who himself spent time in a psychiatric hospital, has created a remarkably moving tale about the sometimes unexpected road to happiness.


About the Author
Ned Vizzini (1981 2013) began writing for the New York Press at the age of fifteen. At nineteen, he published Teen Angst? Naaah . . ., his autobiography of his years at Stuyvesant High School. His debut teen novel, Be More Chill, was named a Best Book of the Year by Entertainment Weekly and was selected for the Today Show Book Club by Judy Blume. It s Kind of a Funny Story, a cult classic, was adapted into a feature film and was named one of the 100 Best-Ever Teen Novels by National Public Radio. The Other Normals, his third novel, was a Junior Library Guild selection. He also wrote for television, including MTV s hit show Teen Wolf.

Winner of the prestigious Audie Award, veteran actor Robert Fass is a multiple Audie Award nominee with more than eighty audiobooks to his credit. He has earned multiple AudioFile Earphones Awards, including for his narration of Francisco Goldman's novel Say Her Name.


Praise For It's Kind of a Funny Story

"This book offers hope in a package that [listeners] will find enticing, and that's the gift it offers." ---Booklist Starred Review