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It's Kind of a Funny Story

By Ned Vizzini, 1981-


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.

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Format: Book
Author: Vizzini, Ned, 1981-
Title: It's kind of a funny story / Ned Vizzini.
Publisher Date: New York : Miramax Books/Hyperion Books For Children, c2006.
Subject: Depression, Mental -- Fiction Mental illness -- Fiction Psychiatric hospitals -- Fiction Youths' writings New York (N.Y.) -- Fiction
Isbn: 9780786851973 (pbk.) 0786851961 (reinforced) 9780786851966
Current Holds: 2
System Items Available: 0
System Items Total: 1
Call Number: F Vizzini
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Bib Id: 245528

Format: Book
Author: Vizzini, Ned, 1981-
Title: It's kind of a funny story / Ned Vizzini.
Edition: 1st ed.
Publisher, Date: New York : Miramax Books/Hyperion Books For Children, c2006.
Description: 444 p. ; 21 cm.
Subjects: Depression, Mental -- Fiction
Subjects: Mental illness -- Fiction
Subjects: Psychiatric hospitals -- Fiction
Subjects: Youths' writings
Subjects: New York (N.Y.) -- Fiction
Other Title: It is kind of a funny story
LCCN: 2005052670
ISBN: 9780786851973 (pbk.)
ISBN: 0786851961 (reinforced)
ISBN: 9780786851966
Requests: 2
Available Copies: 0
Total Copies: 1
Call Number: F Vizzini