Synopses & Reviews
The events in these stories are real. Some names have been changed so I don’t get yelled at.
Ned Vizzini writes about the weird, funny, and sometimes mortifying moments that made up his teen years. With wit, irony, and honesty, Teen Angst? Naaah...invites you into his world of school, parents, street people, rock bands, friends, fame, camp, sex (sort of), Cancun (almost), prom, beer, Nintendo, the cool (and almost cool), and more. A Holden Caulfield for Generation Y, Ned Vizzini is an original voice to be reckoned with, read, and enjoyed.
"Fiercely intelligent and introspective...Vizzini's wonderfully sardonic voice suggests a wisdom beyond his years....This surefire title is bright, insightful, and thoroughly charming." School Library Journal
"Teens are sure to find much that is familiar in these recollections." Booklist
"Vizzini's descriptions of his peers are smart, precise, and often hilarious." VOYA
"Vizzini has a way with words; students struggling to write essays could learn a lot from reading his." KLIATT
About the Author
Ned Vizzini graduated from New York City's Stuyvesant High School in 1999. He currently attends Hunter College, writes a weekly column for the New York Press, and plays bass in a band.