As if there wasn't enough official glee merchandise circulating shelves out there-- from CDs and DVDs to tee-shirts and sweatshirts to jewelry and backpacks and wallets, now you can add one more to the list: books! FOX and glee will be releasing a Sue Sylvester memoir, if all goes as planned, at the end of this year. But right now there's another kind of book already out there: an unofficial companion guide to the first season of the show!
Written by Erin Balser and Suzanne Gardner, who compiled photos of the actors and characters, along with quotes from media interviews and episode summaries, "Don't Stop Believin': The Unofficial Guide To Glee" pays tribute to both the music and the misfits within the phenomenon of a show.
The book includes the "making of" story from Ryan Murphy, as well as actor biographies and trivia tidbits such as what song each one used to audition. It also goes "behind the music" to consider the artists who first recorded the songs featured each week and what their inspirations were. The authors also reached out to very special Gleeks around the world, interviewing them and asking them why the show has struck such a chord so early on. Topping it all off are some great behind-the-scenes photos and episodic stills, including eight pages of color glossy photos in the center of the book.
The authors are self-proclaimed Gleeks, but within this book they also look at what is "off-key" about each episode, too, pointing out continuity errors or illogical occurrences to create as objective a look at the series as they can muster. Definitely appreciated and a must-have for any glee enthusiast!
And now My Life, Made Possible by Pop Culture has a copy of this companion guide to give away to one lucky reader! All you have to do to enter to win is name the famous duet from the two artists who were featured in highly anticipated themed episodes over the course of the first two seasons.
To enter to win, you must leave the name of the song in the comments below. You must also leave your name and a way to get in touch with you (email address or Twitter ID). Entries without valid contact information will be discarded. Every correct entry will be entered into a random drawing to win a copy of the book. Winners will be drawn and notified Wednesday morning at 10am PT, after we have all had a chance to screen the "Britney/Brittany" episode of glee.