Don't Stop Believin': The Unofficial Guide to Glee

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The kids in McKinley High School’s glee club, New Directions, might not be the most popular, but Glee is unquestionably a runaway hit. Since its premiere in May 2009, Glee has exploded as one of the most popular hours on TV, earning an astounding 19 Emmy nominations in its first season. In addition to the show’s staggering success, Glee’s songs have been heating up the music charts, with 25 tracks on the 2009 hot 100 list, a hit-rate topped only by the Beatles when they had 31 hits in 1964. Don’t Stop Believin’ ...
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Overview


The kids in McKinley High School’s glee club, New Directions, might not be the most popular, but Glee is unquestionably a runaway hit. Since its premiere in May 2009, Glee has exploded as one of the most popular hours on TV, earning an astounding 19 Emmy nominations in its first season. In addition to the show’s staggering success, Glee’s songs have been heating up the music charts, with 25 tracks on the 2009 hot 100 list, a hit-rate topped only by the Beatles when they had 31 hits in 1964. Don’t Stop Believin’ pays tribute to the glorious mash-up of music, comedy, drama and social commentary that has put Glee and its band of misfits in the spotlight. Written by gleeks extraordinaire Erin Balser and Suzanne Gardner, the book is jam-packed with: • an in-depth episode-by-episode exploration of the show, focusing on themes, storylines and main characters • all the details on the hit songs in every episode, behind-the-scenes happenings and the show’s entertainment and cultural references • exclusive interviews with Glee actors including Stephen Tobolowsky (Sandy Ryerson), Heather Morris (Brittany), and Ken Avenido (Howard Bamboo) • personal stories from fellow gleeks about what the show means to them • biographies of the principal players and guest stars • the story of the making of Glee and how it was brought to life by creator Ryan Murphy • fun and informative sidebars • terrific on- and off-set photos of the cast Capturing all the highs and lows of this ground-breaking series, Don’t Stop Believin’ is a show-stopping guide to Glee’s journey — the perfect companion for fans who demand an encore once the curtain falls.
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Editorial Reviews

School Library Journal
The ultimate resource for truly dedicated fans. The authors' unabashed enthusiasm and total immersion in the huge, complicated and fascinating world of Glee is apparent throughout this highly readable companion volume. . . . The authors present a treasure trove of facts and trivia, while keeping the tone accessible and chatty. Gleeks will want this volume by their side as they watch—or re-watch—episodes and delight in each and every detail of the show.
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"The ultimate resource for truly dedicated fans. The authors' unabashed enthusiasm and total immersion in the 'huge, complicated and fascinating world' of Glee is apparent throughout this highly readable companion volume. . . . The authors present a treasure trove of facts and trivia, while keeping the tone accessible and chatty. Gleeks will want this volume by their side as they watch—or re-watch—episodes and delight in each and every detail of the show."  —School Library Journal

"Glee, the TV phenom of the moment, is explained but not overly analyzed in this lightweight unofficial guide to people and events at McKinley High School's singing club. Coauthors Erin Balser and Suzanne Gardner’s focus is on storylines and main characters with some the best and wittiest lines noted."  —Globe and Mail

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781550229387
  • Publisher: ECW Press
  • Publication date: 9/1/2010
  • Pages: 200
  • Sales rank: 1,456,025
  • Product dimensions: 6.94 (w) x 11.28 (h) x 0.72 (d)

Meet the Author


Erin Balser is an entertainment writer and literary critic whose writing has appeared in publications such as "Green Perspectives," "Quill & Quire," and "Torontoist." She also manages several entertainment blogs. Suzanne Gardner is a marketing specialist with wide experience in social media and online promotion. She writes and reviews for several print and online publications, including "Imprint," "Quill & Quire," and "Sweetspot." They both live in Toronto, Ontario.
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  • Posted September 15, 2010

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    Very informative for ANY Glee fan

    I am not the type of person who would spend money on a unofficial guide to a TV series. The reasonable price of this book--$10 to $14 dollars depending on where you look--would help to change my mind. This book is full of new facts that even avid <em>Glee</em> fans will find interesting. Even the two small subsections I did not enjoy could not take away from my enjoyment of this book.

    Please check out my full review here: http://tinyurl.com/dontstopreview

    2 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 21, 2014

    Love it!!

    Iwould sooo marry Chris Colfier but he is gay :(

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 24, 2014

    To Harry

    Next res.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 28, 2013

    Omg awesome...

    I would marry chris colfer but he is gay .
    If he married darren criss his name would cbe chris criss

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 31, 2013

    Rachel and santana

    Hey to all you bysexuals out there santana and rachel should date. There kinda perfect for each other if you dont belive me or you dont think so look at an epeisode of glee from season 3 then think about it,and santana does not have brittany anymore because she is married to sam

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 12, 2012

    Parker

    Best book ever!!!

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    Posted April 20, 2012

    Michelle

    I love this book it is so good

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 22, 2012

    Awesome

    Glee is the best thing ever!!!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 20, 2012

    I love

    I thick i will love it i have not read it yeat i have a sample i

    I love it


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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 18, 2011

    I love GLEE!!!!!!

    I love this book

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