It's Kind of a Funny Story

Ned Vizzini
Hyperion • 2010

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 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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Patnáctiletý Craig Gilner je jako spousta teenagerů dnešní doby. Nadaný, inteligentní, ale přesto nespokojený. Tak urputně dřel, aby se dostal na jednu z nejprestižnějších škol v New Yorku, až mu unikl fakt, že na tu školu bude muset později i chodit. Tvrdá realita na něj dopadne plnou vahou a Craig zjistí, že verva, s jakou se do studia pustil na začátku, je dlouhodobě neudržitelná. Stres z[...]

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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 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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