10 Books That Should Be Challenged Instead of ’50 Shades of Grey’

Gossip Girl by Cecily von Ziegesar

The charges: privileged Upper East Side ghastliness, being responsible for the TV series

Things we have never really understood about TV/film/literature/etc include: the appeal of depictions of the apparently oh-so-dramatic lives of self-absorbed, overprivileged and fundamentally tedious rich people. Sigh.