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Whiter Shades of Pale: The Stuff White People Like, Coast to Coast, from Seattle's Sweaters to Maine's Microbrews

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Publisher Comments:

If you thought you had white people pegged as Oscar-party-throwing, Prius-driving, Sunday New York Times–reading, self-satisfied latte lovers — you were right. But if you thought diversity was just for other races, then hang on to your eco-friendly tote bags. Veteran white person Christian Lander is back with fascinating new information and advice on dealing with the Caucasian population.

Sure, their indie-band T-shirts, trendy politics, vegan diets, and pop-culture references make them all seem the same. But a closer look reveals that from Austin to Australia, from L.A. to the U.K., indigenous white people are as different from one another as 1 percent rBGH-free milk is different from 2 percent. Where do skinny jeans and bulky sweaters rule? Where is down-market beer the nectar of the hip? If you want to know the places cute girls with bangs and cool guys with beards roam and emo musicians and unpaid interns call home, you'd better switch off the Adult Swim reruns, put down that copy of the Onion, pick up this book, and prepare to see the white.

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"Excellent....Few people alive are as deft at this satire as is Mr. Lander. His books are painfully observant." New York Times

Synopsis:

Author and veteran white person Lander is back with fascinating new information and advice for dealing with the Caucasian population. He explores the stuff white people like, coast to coast, from Seattle's sweaters to Maine's microbrews.

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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.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780812982060
Author:
Lander, Christian
Publisher:
Random House Trade
Subject:
General
Subject:
General Humor
Subject:
Humor : General
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Publication Date:
20101131
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
ILLUSTRATED THROUGHOUT
Pages:
240
Dimensions:
9.2 x 6.12 x .55 in .7563 lb

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Product details 240 pages Random House Trade - English 9780812982060 Reviews:
"Review" by , "Excellent....Few people alive are as deft at this satire as is Mr. Lander. His books are painfully observant."
"Synopsis" by , Author and veteran white person Lander is back with fascinating new information and advice for dealing with the Caucasian population. He explores the stuff white people like, coast to coast, from Seattle's sweaters to Maine's microbrews.
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