My New Must Read Blog

My friend Darryl told me about a blog that at first seemed a bit edgy even for my standards but after looking it over I found myself hooked. The blog is:

It also is in book form and currently at it's 7th week on the NY Times best seller list.

Amazon describes the book / blog this way:
"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 they’re unique, yet somehow they’re all exactly the same, talking about how they “get” Sarah Silverman’s “subversive” comedy and Wes Anderson’s “droll” films. They’re also down with diversity and up on all the best microbrews, breakfast spots, foreign cinema, and authentic sushi. They’re organic, ironic, and do not own TVs.

You know who they are: They’re white people. And they’re here, and you’re gonna have to deal. Fortunately, here’s 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.

About the Author: Christian Lander is the creator of the website Stuff White People Like. He is a Ph.D. dropout who was the 2006 public speaking instructor of the year at Indiana University. He has lived in Toronto, Montreal, Copenhagen, Tucson, Indiana, and now Los Angeles, where he lives with his wife, Jess, a photographer who contributed many of the photos in the book.

Some of samples:
#1 Coffee
#6 Organic Food
#15 Yoga
#38 Arrested Development
#48 Whole Foods
#62 Knowing what's best for poor people
#64 Recycling
#76 Bottled Water
#105 Unpaid Internships

Of course on the blog and in the book all of these complete with a detailed explanation of why white people like this stuff.


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