Emily Gould

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Emily Gould
Gould at the 2009 Brooklyn Book Festival
Born (1981-10-13) October 13, 1981 (age 33)
Washington, D.C.(born 1979[1])
Occupation Writer, editor, blogger
Nationality American
Genre Fiction, non-fiction

Emily Gould (born October 13, 1981) is an American author. She is the co-owner, with Ruth Curry, of the indie e-bookstore Emily Books, and the former co-editor of Gawker.com.


Gould, with Zareen Jaffery, is the co-author of the young adult novel Hex Education, which was released by Penguin's Razorbill imprint in May 2007. She is also the author of a collection of essays, "And the Heart Says Whatever," published by Free Press in May 2010. Her novel, Friendship, was published by Farrar, Straus and Giroux (2014).[2]


On April 6, 2007, Emily Gould appeared on an episode of Larry King Live hosted by talk show host Jimmy Kimmel during a panel discussion titled "Paparazzi: Do they go too far?"[3] During the interview, Kimmel accused Gould of irresponsible journalism resulting from Gould's popular blog. Kimmel mentioned the possibility of assisting real stalkers, adding that Gould and her website could ultimately be responsible for someone's death. Kimmel continued to claim a lack of veracity in Gawker's published stories, and the potential for libel it presents. At the end of the exchange Gould stated that she didn't "think it was ok" for websites to publish false information, after which Kimmel said she should "check your website then." This interview was alluded to in the show The Newsroom in season 3, episode 5.

On May 4, 2007, Gould reacted to the interview in an article she wrote for The New York Times.[4] An article she wrote about her experiences with Gawker.com was the New York Times Magazine cover story on May 25, 2008. In the article, she described how the negative response to her television appearance caused her to suffer panic attacks which led her to seek therapy.[5]


  1. ^ Tortorici, Dayna, ed. (2013), "Group two", No Regrets: Three Discussions, Brooklyn, New York, p. 39, retrieved 2014-12-30 
  2. ^ Kakutani, Michiko (June 30, 2014). "A Lucy and Ethel for an Age After Blogs". The New York Times.
  3. ^ Kimmel Takes On Gawker Stalker on YouTube
  4. ^ Gould, Emily (May 4, 2007). "Coordinates of the Rich and Famous". The New York Times. Retrieved 2008-05-26. 
  5. ^ Gould, Emily (May 25, 2008). "Exposed". The New York Times Magazine. Retrieved 2008-05-26. 

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