Let’s face it: one’s teenage years can be some of the toughest to endure. In Ned Vizzini’s It’s Kind of a Funny Story, we are brought into the world of a teenager living with depression and suicidal ideations.
While you might think it’s a strange title for a book that tackles such serious issues, it’s actually pretty fitting. Whether it’s school, relationships and friendships, Vizzini has precisely depicted the torment and pressures that teenagers experience. How did he do it? Well, he lived through it. In this semi-autobiographical novel, Vizzini relives his time in an inpatient psychiatric ward. Whether you’re a teen or know someone going through hard times, this is one novel I recommend adding to your bookshelf.
The novel follows Craig Gilner who about to begin his post graduate life from Stuyvesant High School to Pre-Professional High School. But after he’s accepted, he starts thinking about his life, all the pressure he’d be under and finds himself struggling with the suicidal thought of jumping off The Brooklyn Bridge. It’s in that moment when he manages to dial 1-800-suicide and even walks himself to the nearest hospital where he gets checked into an inpatient treatment program—much to the pride of his mother: “This is the bravest thing you’ve ever done.” Vizzini takes us on a rollercoaster of laughs and sadness, introduces us to some great characters and shows how his outlook on life changes after checking out.
It’s no secret that the lads of The Wanted can be pretty dirty minded at times and apparently children’s literature is no exception. Yesterday during their visit to The White House for the annual Easter Egg Roll, the boys entertained some kids to a reading of Caps for Sale but it was near the end of the book when they read something so hilarious that Max, Tom, Nathan, Jay and Siva broke into a full on giggle fit.
I can’t exactly pin-point what caused the hilarity to ensue but if Nathan’s tweet is any indication, I can only imagine they managed, as only they can, to find some hilarious innuendo in a kids book about someone selling caps.
It’s been a while since we’ve seen a good Fifty Shades of Grey parody make the rounds online, but Brock Baker wins with his impersonation of 50 different people reading the erotic novel. Impressions include Christopher Walken, Robert De Niro, Frank Sinatra, Elmo, Adam Sandler and Homer Simpson.
“Jersey Shore” aspiring thespians JWoww and Snooki show off their acting chops for TVLine’s new weekly web series.
The two reality starlets performed a tense scene from the upcoming episode of “Spartacus: Vengeance”, which airs on Starz Channel.
During the historical drama re-enactment, Jwoww fake-slaps Snooki, saying “Mistake is yours!” The two sure do have a lot of chemistry. If their spin-off show pans out, it could be a bigger success than “Jersey Shore”.
Check out Jwoww and Snooki’s cold reading below.