There is a great deal that goes into making a video blog.
Lizzie Bennet should know, having become a YouTube sensation over the course of
her year-long video diary project. The Lizzie Bennet Diaries chronicled Lizzie’s life as a twenty-four-year-old
grad student, struggling under a mountain of student loans and living at home
with her two sisters—beautiful Jane and reckless Lydia. What may have started
as her grad student thesis grew into so much more, as the videos came to inform
and reflect her life and that of her sisters. When rich, handsome Bing Lee
comes to town, along with his stuck-up friend William Darcy, things really start to get interesting for the Bennets—and for
Lizzie’s viewers. Suddenly Lizzie—who always considered herself a fairly normal
young woman—was a public figure. But not everything happened on-screen. Luckily
for us, Lizzie kept a secret diary.
The Secret Diary of Lizzie Bennet provides more character introspection as only a
book can, with revelatory details about the Bennet household, including
Lizzie’s special relationship with her father, untold stories from Netherfield,
Lizzie’s thoughts and fears about life after grad school and becoming an
instant web celebrity.
Written by Bernie Su, the series’ executive producer,
co-creator, head writer, and director, along with Kate Rorick, the novelist, TV
writer, and consulting producer on the series, the novel features a
journal-entry format and design, complementing the existing web series, while
including plenty of fresh twists to delight fans and new readers alike. The Secret Diary of Lizzie
Bennet expands on the phenomenon that
captivated a generation and reimagines the Pride and Prejudice story like
it’s never been done before. Download and start listening now!