More books I've read lately:
60 People to Avoid at the Water Cooler, Josh AielloFood Court Druids, Cherohonkees and Other Creatures Unique to
> The Hipster Handbook
> Field Guide to the Urban Hipster
> this book. (In case there's any confusion, those are neither arrows nor angle brackets, but greater-than signs.)
Blankets, Craig Thompson
Damn, this is good. Highly recommended for anyone who likes graphic novels, coming-of-age stories, emotion or art.The Bitch Posse, Martha O'Connor
Good, not great--perhaps this would be a good fit for the younger sisters of girls who like The Virgin Suicides
(book, not movie) and Foxfire
(oops, wrong link).Inconspicuous Consumption: An Obsessive Look at the Stuff We Take For Granted, From the Everyday to the Obscure, Paul Lukas
It's noted zine Beer Frame
, except in book form. It's a good time.The Suburban You: Reports From the Home Front, Mark Falanga
You're kind of a yuppie Ray Romano. The one interesting decision you make, writing your book, involves second-person narration. You are no Jay McInerney.
Branded Nation: The Marketing of Megachurch, College Inc. and Museumworld, James Twitchell
It's nice to see Twitchell returning to thoughtful criticism, instead of that 20 Ads That Shook the World
crap. Not essential, and not his best, but still very good.
The Wu-Tang Manual, The RZATurntablelab
has a guideline for writing reviews of artists like Aesop Rock and Autechre--the theory is that anybody who is going to like this kind of stuff probably already knows about it. They don't try too hard to sell the stuff. Just in case, though, hey, this book exists, and it's about what you'd expect. What, you ain't know?