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


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.”