They love nothing better than sipping free-trade gourmet coffee, leafing through the Sunday New York Times, and listening to David Sedaris on NPR (ideally all at the same time). Apple products, indie music, food co-ops, and vintage T-shirts make them weak in the knees. They believe theyare unique, yet somehow theyare all exactly the same, talking about how they ageta Sarah Silvermanas asubversivea comedy and Wes Andersonas adrolla films. Theyare also down with diversity and up on all the best microbrews, breakfast spots, foreign cinema, and authentic sushi. Theyare organic, ironic, and do not own TVs. You know who they are: Theyare white people. And theyare here, and youare gonna have to deal. Fortunately, hereas a book that investigates, explains, and offers advice for finding social success with the Caucasian persuasion. So kick back on your IKEA couch and lose yourself in the ultimate guide to the unbearable whiteness of being. Praise for STUFF WHITE PEOPLE LIKE: aThe best of a hilarious Web site: an uncannily accurate catalog of dead-on predilections. The Criterion Collection of classic films? Haircuts with bangs? Expensive fruit juice? aBlonde on Blondea on the iPod? The author knows who reads The New Yorker and who wears plaid.a aJanet Maslinas summer picks, CBS.com aThe author of qStuff White People Likeq skewers the sacred cows of lefty Caucasian culture, from the Prius to David Sedaris. . . . It gently mocks the habits and pretensions of urbane, educated, left-leaning whites, skewering their passion for Barack Obama and public transportation (as long as it's not a bus), their idle threats to move to Canada, and joy in playing children's games as adults. Kickball, anyone?a aSalon.com aA handy reference guide with which you can check just how white you are. Hint: If you like only documentaries and think your child is gifted, you glow in the dark, buddy.a aNY Daily News From the Trade Paperback edition.Praise for STUFF WHITE PEOPLE LIKE: aThe best of a hilarious Web site: an uncannily accurate catalog of dead-on predilections. The Criterion Collection of classic films? Haircuts with bangs?
|Title||:||Stuff White People Like|
|Publisher||:||Random House - 2008-08-06|