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The Hipster Handbook

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Publisher Comments:

hip•ster - \hip-stur (s)\ n. One who possesses tastes, social attitudes, and opinions deemed cool by the cool. (Note: it is no longer recommended that one use the term "cool"; a Hipster would instead say "deck.") The Hipster walks among the masses in daily life but is not a part of them and shuns or reduces to kitsch anything held dear by the mainstream. A Hipster ideally possesses no more than 2% body fat.

Clues You Are a Hipster

1. You graduated from a liberal arts school whose football team hasn't won a game since the Reagan administration.

2. You frequently use the term "postmodern" (or its commonly used variation"PoMo") as an adjective, noun, and verb.

3. You carry a shoulder-strap messenger bag and have at one time or another worn a pair of horn-rimmed or Elvis Costello-style glasses.

4. You have refined taste and consider yourself exceptionally cultured, but have one pop vice (ElimiDATE, Quiet Riot, and Entertainment Weekly are popular ones) that helps to define you as well-rounded.

5. You have kissed someone of the same gender and often bring this up in casual conversation.

6. You spend much of your leisure time in bars and restaurants with monosyllabic names like Plant, Bound, and Shine.

7. You bought your dishes and a checkered tablecloth at a thrift shop to be kitschy, and often throw vegetarian dinner parties.

8. You have one Republican friend whom you always describe as being your "one Republican friend."

9. You enjoy complaining about gentrification even though you are responsible for it yourself.

10. Your hair looks best unwashed and you position your head on your pillow at night in a way that will really maximize your cowlicks.

11. You own records put out by Matador, DFA, Definitive Jux, Dischord, Warp, Thrill Jockey, Smells Like Records, and Drag City.

Review:

"The Hipster Handbook...proves that behind every goatee, shaggy hairdo and baggy blouse, there's still a lot of preening." The New York Times

Review:

"The Hipster Handbook is your official guide to the language, culture and style of hipsters young and old....There's even a dating guide for various hipster combinations." Los Angeles Times

Review:

"Describes everything cool?the slang, the dress code, the career path, greetings and (of course) taste in music kids from the Inner Mission to Williamsburg ascribe to — in pitch-perfect detail....[T]his guy clearly has some insider information himself. Gently teasing and hilarious." Philadelphia Weekly

Review:

"The Hipster Handbook is The Official Preppy Handbook for people who wear Atari T-shirts." Esquire

Synopsis:

A humorous journey inside the hipster style phenomenon offers a close-up look at the hipster lifestyle and vocabulary--from vintage clothing and preferences in beer to dining, grooming, and tattoo choices.

Synopsis:

Tom and Lorenzo began blogging in 2006 with a fansite for the show Project Runway. In response to demand from their readers, they expanded to cover celebrity fashion, couture, red carpet commentary and other TV shows and TLo (as their "bitter kittens" call them) has become a household name, reaching more than 4 million visitors a month.

Thanks to their biting, insightful commentary on celebrity style, they started getting sweet missives from pear-shaped ladies who needed a boost of confidence more than fashion advice. and#147;Every day, before you leave the house,and#8221; they instructed Lady Pear, after giving her some standard style recommendations, and#147;look in the mirror and tell yourself, and#145;Everyone wants to be me or do me.'and#8221; In this book, they explore the celebrity image and style culture with their trademark acerbic wit, from starlet meltdowns to publicity seeking pregnancies to red carpet disasters, along the way offering readers funny but inspiring takeaways and advice on understanding what consitutes great style and confident self-image: Know the venue, know the image you want to project, and sell it, sell it, sell it.

Brimming with insight, humor, and takedowns of the myths of the celebrity culture, this book offers the best of the friends readers want picking out their clothes every morning and gossiping over the newest issue of Vogue.

Synopsis:

From its descriptions of hipster style now and in the past to its knowing dissection of the cool facade, "The Hipster Handbook" is likely to become a phenomenon as big as the classic "Official Preppy Handbook"--but for a very different crowd.

About the Author

About the Author

Robert Lanham is the author of the romantic series known as The Emerald Beach Trilogy which includes the works Pre-Coitus, Coitus, and Aftermath. This collection of novels was recently called “a beach towel classic” by Redbook. Robert has a great body and often drives shirtless in his Camaro. He brushes his teeth several times daily, but is nevertheless prone to cavities. He is currently the Editor of FREEwilliamsburg, which can be found online at www.freewilliamsburg.com. He lives in Brooklyn, New York and works at Foot Locker on the weekends.

About the Art Director

Bret Nicely's theories linking artistic practices with sandwich making buttressed much of the cultural output of the early 21st century. His work "Post-Structuralist Beer n' Brat" won the 2002 Turner Prize and was named a "Best One Dish Meal" by Gourmet Magazine. Bret began working with Robert Lanham through their shared interest in falafel, and in 1999 became the Chief Creative Officer at FREEwilliamsburg. He lectures widely around the world and currently lives in Brooklyn.

About the Drawer

Jeff “J-dawg” Bechtel grew up on the cruel streets of Richmond, Indiana. As a teenager, he battled an addiction to glue and took up drawing to escape the thug life. He was recently called "the greatest Drawer of his generation" by Phil Donahue. His work has appeared in Dutch, Maxim International, and Family Circus. He currently lives and works in Brooklyn.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781400032013
Author:
Nicely, Bret
Author:
Bechtel, Jeff
Illustrator:
Nicely, Bret
Author:
Fitzgerald, Tom
Author:
Marquez, Lorenzo
Publisher:
Anchor Books
Location:
New York
Subject:
General
Subject:
American wit and humor
Subject:
American - General
Subject:
General Humor
Subject:
Humor : General
Subject:
General Self-Help
Subject:
humor;sociology;non-fiction;pop culture;satire;hipsters;culture
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series Volume:
97-296
Publication Date:
20030231
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
from 12
Language:
English
Illustrations:
line drawings thoughout
Pages:
176
Dimensions:
7.5 x 5.5 in 1 lb
Age Level:
from 18

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Product details 176 pages Anchor Books - English 9781400032013 Reviews:
"Review" by , "The Hipster Handbook...proves that behind every goatee, shaggy hairdo and baggy blouse, there's still a lot of preening."
"Review" by , "The Hipster Handbook is your official guide to the language, culture and style of hipsters young and old....There's even a dating guide for various hipster combinations."
"Review" by , "Describes everything cool?the slang, the dress code, the career path, greetings and (of course) taste in music kids from the Inner Mission to Williamsburg ascribe to — in pitch-perfect detail....[T]his guy clearly has some insider information himself. Gently teasing and hilarious."
"Review" by , "The Hipster Handbook is The Official Preppy Handbook for people who wear Atari T-shirts."
"Synopsis" by , A humorous journey inside the hipster style phenomenon offers a close-up look at the hipster lifestyle and vocabulary--from vintage clothing and preferences in beer to dining, grooming, and tattoo choices.
"Synopsis" by ,
Tom and Lorenzo began blogging in 2006 with a fansite for the show Project Runway. In response to demand from their readers, they expanded to cover celebrity fashion, couture, red carpet commentary and other TV shows and TLo (as their "bitter kittens" call them) has become a household name, reaching more than 4 million visitors a month.

Thanks to their biting, insightful commentary on celebrity style, they started getting sweet missives from pear-shaped ladies who needed a boost of confidence more than fashion advice. and#147;Every day, before you leave the house,and#8221; they instructed Lady Pear, after giving her some standard style recommendations, and#147;look in the mirror and tell yourself, and#145;Everyone wants to be me or do me.'and#8221; In this book, they explore the celebrity image and style culture with their trademark acerbic wit, from starlet meltdowns to publicity seeking pregnancies to red carpet disasters, along the way offering readers funny but inspiring takeaways and advice on understanding what consitutes great style and confident self-image: Know the venue, know the image you want to project, and sell it, sell it, sell it.

Brimming with insight, humor, and takedowns of the myths of the celebrity culture, this book offers the best of the friends readers want picking out their clothes every morning and gossiping over the newest issue of Vogue.

"Synopsis" by , From its descriptions of hipster style now and in the past to its knowing dissection of the cool facade, "The Hipster Handbook" is likely to become a phenomenon as big as the classic "Official Preppy Handbook"--but for a very different crowd.
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