It's Kind Of A Funny Story: A Novel by Ned Vizzini

It's Kind Of A Funny Story: A Novel

byNed Vizzini

Paperback | May 1, 2007

not yet rated|write a review

Pricing and Purchase Info

$10.01 online 
$10.99 list price save 8%
Earn 50 plum® points

In stock online

Ships free on orders over $25

Available in stores

about


Like many ambitious New York City teenagers, Craig Gilner sees entry into Manhattan's Executive Pre-Professional High School as the ticket to his future. Determined to succeed at life-which means getting into the right high school to get into the right college to get the right job-Craig studies night and day to ace the entrance exam, and does. That's when things start to get crazy.

At his new school, Craig realizes that he isn't brilliant compared to the other kids; he's just average, and maybe not even that. He soon sees his once-perfect future crumbling away. The stress becomes unbearable and Craig 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, isolated from the crushing pressures of school and friends, 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. For a novel about depression, it's definitely a funny story.

About The Author

Ned Vizzini began writing for The New York Press at the age of fifteen. At nineteen, he had his first book published, Teen Angst? Naaah . Ned is also the author of 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 Books for 2004. Ned lives in Brookl...
Be More Chill: A Novel
Be More Chill: A Novel

by Ned Vizzini

$9.99

Out of stock online

Available in stores

Teen Angst? Naaah . . .
Teen Angst? Naaah . . .

by Ned Vizzini

$12.99

In stock online

Not available in stores

The Other Normals
The Other Normals

by Ned Vizzini

$12.50

In stock online

Available in stores

Shop this author

Details & Specs

Title:It's Kind Of A Funny Story: A NovelFormat:PaperbackDimensions:464 pages, 8.25 × 5.5 × 1 inPublished:May 1, 2007Publisher:Miramax Books for KidsLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:078685197X

ISBN - 13:9780786851973

Appropriate for ages: 12

Nearby Stores

We found 0 nearby stores

Customer Reviews of It's Kind Of A Funny Story: A Novel

Reviews