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Stuff white people like : the definitive guide to the unique taste of millions / Christian Lander.

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Author/Creator:
Lander, Christian.
Language:
English.
Publication date:
2008
Imprint:
New York : Random House Trade Paperbacks, c2008.
Format:
  • Book
  • 211 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
Contents:
  • 1: Coffee
  • 2: Religions their parents don't belong to
  • 3: Film festivals
  • 4: Assists
  • 5: Farmer's markets
  • 6: Organic food
  • 7: Diversity
  • 8: Barack Obama
  • 9: Making you feel bad for not going outside
  • 10: Wes Anderson movies
  • 11: Asian girls
  • 12: Nonprofit organizations
  • 13: Tea
  • 14: Having black friends
  • 15: Yoga
  • 16: Gifted children
  • 17: Hating their parents
  • 18: Awareness
  • 19: International travel
  • 20: Being an expert on your culture
  • 21: Writer's workshops
  • 22: Having two last names
  • 23: Microbreweries
  • 24: Wine
  • 25: David Sedaris
  • 26: Manhattan (and now Brooklyn, too!)
  • 27: Marathons
  • 28: Not having a TV
  • 29: 80s night
  • 30: Wrigley field
  • 31: Snowboarding
  • 32: Veganism/vegetarianism
  • 33: Marijuana
  • 34: Architecture
  • 35: Daily show with Jon Stewart/The Colbert Report
  • 36: Brunch
  • 37: Renovations
  • 38: Arrested development
  • 39: Netflix
  • 40: Apple products
  • 41: Indie music
  • 42: Sushi
  • 43: Plays
  • 44: Public radio
  • 45: Asian fusion food
  • 46: Sunday New York Times
  • 47: Liberal art degrees
  • 48: Whole foods and grocery co-ops
  • 49: Vintage
  • 50: Irony
  • 51: Living by the water
  • 52: Sarah Silverman
  • 53: Dogs
  • 54: Kitchen gadgets
  • 55: Apologies
  • 56: Lawyers
  • 57: Documentaries
  • 58: Japan
  • 59: Natural medicine
  • 60: Toyota Prius
  • 61: Bicycles
  • 62: Knowing what's best for poor people
  • 63: Expensive sandwiches
  • 64: Recycling
  • 65: Coed sports
  • 66: Divorce
  • 67: Standing still at concerts
  • 68: Michel Gondry
  • 69: Mos Def
  • 70: Difficult breakups
  • 71: Being the only white person around
  • 72: Study abroad
  • 73: Gentrification
  • 74: Oscar parties
  • 75: Threatening to move to Canada
  • 76: Bottles of water
  • 77: Musical comedy
  • 78: Multilingual children
  • 79: Modern furniture --80: Idea of soccer
  • 81: Graduate school
  • 82: Hating corporations
  • 83: Bad memories of high school
  • 84: T-shirts
  • 85: Wire
  • 86: Shorts
  • 87: Outdoor performance clothes
  • 88: Having gay friends
  • 89: St Patrick's day
  • 90: Dinner parties
  • 91: San Francisco
  • 92: Music piracy
  • 93: Rugby
  • 94: New Balance shoes
  • 95: Beards
  • 96: Having children in their late thirties
  • 97: Red hair
  • 98: Noam Chomsky
  • 99: Non-motorized boating
  • 100: Boston Red Sox
  • 101: Scarves
  • 102: Cleanses
  • 103: Self-deprecating humor
  • 104: Integrity
  • 105: Pretending to be a Canadian when traveling abroad
  • 106: Criterion collection
  • 107: Natural childbirth
  • 108: High school English teachers
  • 109: Native wisdom
  • 110: Trying too hard
  • 111: Portland, Oregon
  • 112: Free health care
  • 113: Che Guevara
  • 114: New Yorker
  • 115: Non-American news sources
  • 116: Subtitles
  • 117: Premium juice
  • 118: ACLU
  • 119: Plaid
  • 120: Platonic friendships
  • 121: Reusable shopping bags
  • 122: Acoustic covers
  • 123: Dave Chappelle
  • 124: Tibet
  • 125: Nintendo Wii
  • 126: Conspiracies
  • 127: Simpsons
  • 128: Avoiding confrontation
  • 129: DJs
  • 130: Carbon offsets
  • 131: Following their dreams
  • 132: Not having cash
  • 133: Adopting foreign children
  • 134: LEED certification
  • 135: Expensive strollers
  • 136: Singer-songwriters
  • 137: Eating outside
  • 138: Books
  • 139: Music festivals
  • 140: Glasses
  • 141: McSweeney's
  • 142: Hardwood floors
  • 143: Bakeries
  • 144: Modern art museums
  • 145: Cheese
  • 146: Therapy
  • 147: Public transportation that is not a bus
  • 148: Dive bars
  • 149: Self-importance
  • 150: rock climbing.
Summary:
From the Publisher: 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.
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ISBN:
9780812979916
0812979915

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