It's Kind of a Funny Story

It's Kind of a Funny Story

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By (author) Ned Vizzini, Narrator Robert Fass

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  • Publisher: Tantor Media, Inc
  • Format: CD-Audio
  • Dimensions: 136mm x 192mm x 16mm | 82g
  • Publication date: 3 September 2012
  • Publication City/Country: Old Saybrook, CT
  • ISBN 10: 1452659311
  • ISBN 13: 9781452659312
  • Edition: Unabridged
  • Edition statement: Unabridged
  • Sales rank: 1,773,405

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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.

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Ned Vizzini is the author of "Teen Angst? Naaah . . ." and "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 Ten Books of 2004. Winner of the prestigious Audie Award for his recording of "Empire of Liberty: A History of the Early Republic" by Gordon S. Wood, veteran actor Robert Fass is a multiple Audie Award nominee with over eighty audiobooks to his credit. He has also earned multiple "AudioFile" Earphones Awards, including for his narration of Francisco Goldman's novel "Say Her Name."

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