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The wild scandals of NYC’s elite prep school scene

The teen drama series “Gossip Girl” shone light on the sexy scandals and lavish lifestyles of Manhattan’s elite prep schools when it premiered in 2007.

But for Upper East Side native Wil Glavin, who was on the verge of high school at the time, it barely scratched the surface.

“‘Gossip Girl’ didn’t go far enough. They had to keep it more PG-13,” said Glavin, who just self-published a novel, “The Venerable Vincent Beattie,” based on his own tween and teen years at posh prep schools. “My book is more R-rated.”

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by Anonymousreply 16Last Wednesday at 7:33 AM

The only people interested in this book:

1. New Yorkers

2. People who went to a prep school

3. Old gay men who hope to read about M/M sexual dalliances amongst the teens.

by Anonymousreply 1Last Wednesday at 5:10 AM

R1 - I'm afraid you make a useless point. Of course the book has a target audience, just a book on gardening will be read by gardneners, a book on huting will be read by hunters, etc. Why does this book trigger you? Too poor growing up to attend a prep school I suppose.

by Anonymousreply 2Last Wednesday at 5:16 AM

^ just as

by Anonymousreply 3Last Wednesday at 5:17 AM

Zzzzzzz...sounds boring. Didn’t Brett Easton Ellis already have this career? Next...

by Anonymousreply 4Last Wednesday at 5:22 AM

I think the book has a much broader appeal since there are people from the so-called flyover states who are obsessed with big city life and the sordid depravity that comes with it, supposedly.

by Anonymousreply 5Last Wednesday at 5:45 AM

R2 = the book's "author."

by Anonymousreply 6Last Wednesday at 5:45 AM

Without money he'd be invisible.

by Anonymousreply 7Last Wednesday at 5:58 AM

SELF-PUBLISHED.

Punch and delete.

by Anonymousreply 8Last Wednesday at 6:56 AM

I came from what was once called a lower upper class background and thru hard work consider myself to have risen to a slightly less lower upper class background. I've always considered myself to be so fortunate with what I was given. The wealthy people I know who blame their money for their troubles would be a a great deal more unhappy being broke and having to deal with real survival.

by Anonymousreply 9Last Wednesday at 7:09 AM

At a time when millions of people are out of work and struggling to buy food at the store, pay rent, see a doctor, etc., it’s incredibly stupid to think that people would have any interest in what rich kids do at their $18,000 a year private school.

by Anonymousreply 10Last Wednesday at 7:12 AM

"At a time when millions of people are out of work and struggling to buy food at the store, pay rent, see a doctor, etc., it’s incredibly stupid to think that people would have any interest in what rich kids do at their $18,000 a year private school."

" Too poor growing up to attend a prep school I suppose."

by Anonymousreply 11Last Wednesday at 7:16 AM

$18.000 a year?!?!? What kind of cheap ass boarding school is that? You might as well send your kids to public.

by Anonymousreply 12Last Wednesday at 7:17 AM

More like $60k / year.

by Anonymousreply 13Last Wednesday at 7:19 AM

He's about six or seven years younger than me but things did not change that much.

First off, he went to Columbia which was known as the school for kids from Long Island or Westchester whose parents got divorced and moved back into the city so they could do their last few years of school there. There were great kids who went there and many were very smart and all, but it was not in the same tier of competitiveness as Horace Mann, Dalton, Riverdale, Spence, Collegiate, Chapin, Fieldston et al.

(Which doesn't make it a bad school, just not as 'posh" as the NY Post would like it to be.)

Also his descriptions of over the top bar mitzvahs, parties with drugs and alcohol, and kids spending on their parents credit card on restaurant lunches, etc. happens at every upper middle class high school, both public and private-- kids I know who went to schools like Scarsdale and New Trier and Harvard Westlake all had similar experiences in high school. As I;m sure did many DLers, sans, perhaps, the OTT bar and bat mitzvahs. High school kids drink and do drugs.

So much ado about nothing.

by Anonymousreply 14Last Wednesday at 7:21 AM

Piss-poor, fat hoes are jealous.

by Anonymousreply 15Last Wednesday at 7:21 AM

But #10, the popular entertainment during depressions and recessions leans toward the posh 'n blingy (sad Reagan era: "Dynasty" "The Colbys", etc.).

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