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Come on, Internet

There's not much on there about our author (unless you count his MySpace page), but Simon & Schuster does give him a shout-out.

Simon, Schuster, and Chbosky

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

The Perks of Hollywood

Author Stephen Chbosky both wrote the screenplay and directed the feature film. Who's the triple threat now, Liza Minelli?

The Original Picture Show

See for yourself how "cut and hunky" (2.2.11) Rocky is in The Rocky Horror Picture Show.

Articles and Interviews

The Power of Reading

In an interview with Marty Beckerman, Chbosky reveals that two teenagers have told him that his book helped them avert suicide. Talk about powerful.

Is It Bigger than a Breadbox?

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.

I Want My MTV

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.

Video

Stephen Chbosky Loves Libraries (And So Do We)

In this video, we also learn that Chbosky grew up ten miles outside of Pittsburgh. He's a Midwestern gentleman, it seems.

Sneak Peak

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.

Audio

Consider This

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.

I'm Tired and I Want to Go to Bed

Don't have a cassette player? You can listen to The Smiths' "Asleep" without a mix tape on Spotify.

Images

From Hogwarts to High School

Emma Watson has traded in Hermione's magic wand and witchy robes for a typewriter and 90s fashion (thankfully no stonewashed jeans).

The Gang's All Here

The cast of Perks takes a break from their Secret Santa swap to pose for the camera.

Cover Model

Not sure what color "chartreuse" is? Take a look at the cover of Perks being read by Emma Watson.

Feeling Infinite Yet?

In case you don't hail from Pittsburgh, here's what the Fort Pitt Tunnel looks like from the outside.

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