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Hilarious and painfully true,
This review is from: Stuff White People Like (Paperback)
No wonder this blog / book caused such a sensation. The people it describes are the very ones who think themselves the most unique, creative and original. Like hell they are - a quick walk around Stoke Newington and Hackney Village will expose to even the most casual observer how predictable they all are. The realisation is simultaneously crushing and reassuring.
My favourite entries:
* Black Music that Black People Don't Listen to Anymore
* Self Aware Hip Hop References
* Bad Memories of High School
* Hating Corporations
* Knowing What's Best for Poor People
* Making you feel bad about not going outside
I saw Christian Lander give a talk about this at LSE a couple of years ago and he was very engaging. Brilliant stuff!
A few of the reviewers have mentioned that it is very American-centric. There is a British version of the website, which is very good too (with entries on The Guardian, misanthropy, Stewart Lee, etc): stuffwhitebritslike.co.uk