The Perks of Being a Wallflower
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There's not much on there about our author (unless you count his MySpace page), but Simon & Schuster does give him a shout-out.
You can access fun links and book club tips for Perks on the publisher's website. Although we bet you could teach them a thing or two about the book by this point.
Movie or TV Productions
Author Stephen Chbosky both wrote the screenplay and directed the feature film. Who's the triple threat now, Liza Minelli?
See for yourself how "cut and hunky" (2.2.11) Rocky is in The Rocky Horror Picture Show.
Articles and Interviews
In an interview with Marty Beckerman, Chbosky reveals that two teenagers have told him that his book helped them avert suicide. Talk about powerful.
One of IGN's ten questions for Stephen Chbosky reveals that his favorite movie is My Life as a Dog, which is one of the films Bill asks Charlie to watch. Ah, art imitating life.
Does the MTV Books label attract you or turn you off? Chbosky talks about his decision to go with MTV Books, along with other thoughts on young love, screenplay writing, and seeing Rocky Horror performed live.
In this video, we also learn that Chbosky grew up ten miles outside of Pittsburgh. He's a Midwestern gentleman, it seems.
People were excited for the movie long before it came out. And as much as we'd like to believe it's because of Paul Rudd, it seems the hype was about Emma Watson's outfits.
On NPR's All Things Considered, Liz Sandler of the Wild Rumpus Bookstore (oh my, we want to go to there) recommends Perks as a book with life lessons for teens. Check out the clip and you might get a few ideas on what to read next, too.
Don't have a cassette player? You can listen to The Smiths' "Asleep" without a mix tape on Spotify.
Emma Watson has traded in Hermione's magic wand and witchy robes for a typewriter and 90s fashion (thankfully no stonewashed jeans).
The cast of Perks takes a break from their Secret Santa swap to pose for the camera.
Not sure what color "chartreuse" is? Take a look at the cover of Perks being read by Emma Watson.
In case you don't hail from Pittsburgh, here's what the Fort Pitt Tunnel looks like from the outside.