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    DescriptionLike 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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    Title
    It's Kind of a Funny Story
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Ned Vizzini
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 448
    Width: 140 mm
    Height: 206 mm
    Thickness: 25 mm
    Weight: 499 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780786851973
    ISBN 10: 078685197X
    Classifications

    BIC E4L: GEN, F13+
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: Y2.2
    BIC subject category V2: YFB
    DC22: FIC
    Libri: ENGM1010
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    B&T Merchandise Category: JUV
    B&T General Subject: 217
    B&T Book Type: JF
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 01
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    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 21110
    Libri: AMER3710
    LC subject heading:
    Ingram Subject Code: CK
    LC subject heading:
    Ingram Theme: GEOG/NEWYRK
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 60
    B&T Approval Code: X11824000
    B&T Modifier: Geographic Designator: E6
    Ingram Theme: LOCL/NYNEWY
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    BISAC V2.8: JUV039240, JUV019000
    LC classification: PZ7.V853 IT 2007
    BISAC region code: 4.0.1.2.2.0.0
    Thema V1.0: YFQ, YFB, YXK
    Edition statement
    Reprint
    Publisher
    Disney Book Publishing Inc.
    Imprint name
    Disney Editions
    Publication date
    01 May 2007
    Publication City/Country
    New York
    Author Information
    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 Brooklyn, New York.