“The Upper East Side was like something from Fitzgerald या Thackeray. Teenagers अभिनय like adults. Adults अभिनय like teenagers, guarding secrets, लेखन gossip all with the trappings of truly opulent wealth. And membership in this community was so elite, आप couldn’t even buy your way in. It was a birth right. A birth right I didn’t have, and my greatest achievements would never earn me.
All I had to compare to this world was what I read in books, but that gave me the idea. I wasn’t born into this world – maybe I could write myself into it. I overheard enough conversations to be able to mimic the language of the Constance girls, but every writer needs his म्यूज़् and it wasn’t until that चित्र of Serena in that white dress.. that I knew I had something strong enough to actually create a legend and launch a website.
Within weeks, I was getting dozens of emails with stories about Upper East Siders, so I पोस्टेड them anonymously, and then I got more. Before long, it was a monster– everyone was sending tips. And when Serena came back from boarding school, I wrote my first post about me: Lonely Boy, the outsider, the underdog. I might have been a joke, but at least people were talking about me.”