So I was at my school’s convocation yesterday. I didn’t know what to expect out of it, but I had a feeling it was going to be just a bunch of random administrators whom I’ve never seen before give a speech about the future. Imagine my surprise when the President of my college announced the first speaker: Hunter alumnus Ned Vizzini. But who knew that he graduated from my school? It came as a complete shock to me.
I immediately recognized the name. It’s hard not to recognize it when his book, It’s Kind of a Funny Story, is so popular. It’s one of those books that you just can’t forget picking up. I know I read it a long time ago, but I’m even more positive that I enjoyed it. During his speech, Vizinni announced that It’s Kind of a Funny Story was adapted into a film and is out for release soon on October 8th 2010.