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Spotted: Your One and Only Unofficial Guide to Gossip Girl

Calhoun, Crissy

  • Best friends, boyfriends, high school and haute couture — Gossip Girl has gone from a guilty pleasure to becoming the show everyone is talking about, from Rolling Stone to Vanity Fair, from gossip columnists to President Obama. From its not-so-humble beginnings as a bestselling book series set in the posh Upper East Side private schools of New York City, this show the Boston Herald deemed “every parent’s nightmare” has catapulted into the pop culture stratosphere. In the first two seasons Gossip Girl has proved itself a popular and critical darling, influencing the culture it critiques and setting trends while providing biting social commentary on this generation of entitled, tech-savvy youth.

    In Spotted: Your One and Only Unofficial Guide to Gossip Girl, you’ll find:

    • an episode-by-episode exploration of seasons 1 and 2, tracing the development of the characters and storylines
    • bios of the cast and the show’s creators, Josh Schwartz and Stephanie Savage
    • comparisons to the show’s teen soap and literary predecessors, including how the Gossip Girl books were adapted
    • summaries of the movies that inspire each episode’s title
    • sidebars of fun trivia
    • all the details on the music, the fashion, and the NYC locations where Gossip Girl films (complete with exclusive photos!)
    • Chuck Bass. (And he’s wearing purple.)
  • Second only to a Blair Waldorf–inspired hair band, Spotted is the must-have accessory for any fan who says, “Not enough!” when the end credits roll.

  • Crissy Calhoun is an editor and blogger. She lives on the lower east side of Toronto, the New York City of Canada. Calhoun blogs regularly at This is her first book.

  • Published: September 2009

    ISBN: 9781550228892

    Dimensions: 6 x 9 in.

    Pages: 349


“Calhoun gives an in-depth look at Gossip Girl that can be appreciated by those who were fans from the beginning as well as those who have just started watching. Spotted also educates the reader on the many references the show makes to pop culture, historical events, and works of literature.” — My Book Reviews

“The first two seasons are summarized with forensic precision . . . Enthusiastically and exhaustively researched . . . A worthy compendium for fans of the show and a great resource for new viewers just tuning into the third season.” — Scene Magazine

“A comprehensive (and we mean comprehensive) guide to the series. . . . From complete episode synopses to soundtrack information to goofs found in the series, this collection of delicious trivia functions as a veritable GG bible." — Torontoist

“The pictures, all the detail, it's just a really well-written book and it's definitely for — not just Gossip Girl fans — but new people who are coming to the show and want to know more about it. It definitely covers everything and answers any question you could have. It's a really great book.” — Talking Gossip After Dark