Author of "Gossip Girl" books claims literary kinship to Jane Austen

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The author of the “Gossip Girl” books, directed at teen girls, compares her books to Jane Austen’s (registration required, or use BugMeNot to get a password).

“I think my books are very similar to Jane Austen,” author Cecily von Ziegesar says of her five-volume series, which less involved observers have likened to a junior-edition Sex and the City.

As Amber in CLUELESS used to say…”Whatever.”