Last night I was at the B&N in Park Slope, NY with Ned Vizzini. I read a bit from You Are Not Here and I Don’t Want to Be Crazy. Then Ned read from It’s Kind of a Funny Story and a sneak peak from his new book–which will be out around Spring 2012. There was a great turn out, including loads of teens, which made for a really interesting Q&A session after the reading. Since both Ned and I have books that deal with teens and mental illness, most of the questions were on that subject. People wanted to know why we told our stories (his fictionalized and mine a memoir), where we thought we’d be with out the help of therapy, how our parents reacted to our struggles, and so much more!
The signing afterwards was a lot of fun too, especially since I could talk to people one on one for a moment.
Thanks to all who came out! And a big THANK YOU to Peaches Davis, who coordinated the event for B&N.
PHOTO CONTEST to celebrate the launch of You Are Not Here: http://samanthaschutz.net/site/?p=447
You Make Me Feel Less Alone (this is a blog where YOU can post your experiences with the things that you are struggling with): www.youmakemefeellessalone.blogspot.com
Take a look at Ned’s recent post about the ”brain maps” from It’s Kind of a Funny Story.