It's Kind Of A Funny Story:

It's Kind Of A Funny Story By Ned Vizzini 

"It's terrific: funny, incisive, disarming."
-New York Time Magazine

"The Wise, Witty Narrator and sensitive handling of a hot topic should win over older teens-and their parents." 
-People Magazine

I have been reading this book for over the past month, and recently just finished it. From the very beginning it caught my attention and dragged me in. An 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 acese 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 himeself spent time in a psychiatric hospital, has created a remarkably moving tale about the sometimes unexpected road to happiness. I recommend this book for anyone who themselves went through a tough time, is a teenager and looking for a good book to read, or is ready for a good witty book which will keep them entertained from the moment they open the book till the moment they put it down. 

Ned Vizzini began writing for the new york press at the age of fifteen. At nineteen, he had his first book, Teen Angst? Naah... published. 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 the entertainment weekly's top ten books for 2004. He lives in New York City. 
*Ned Vissin Spent five days in adult psychiatric in Methodist Hospital, Park Slope Brooklyn. (From November 29, 2004-December 3, 2004) Ned wrote this book from December 10, 2004-January 6, 2005 and dedicated it to his mother. 

- I have began reading his book Be More Chill, and will blog about it once I am Done. (;