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.
©2008 Christian Lander; (P)2008 Audible, Inc.
Don't be misled by the catchy title--this is really an anti-liberal screed. The author's real target is a relatively narrow category of educated, urban, white middle/upper-class liberals. If you're not in this category but happen to be white, you might be surprised to learn that, as a white person, you disdain Budweiser, are a wine-snob and have a penchant for organizing "awareness" campaigns while having no interest in actually solving the problem. You may even be surprised to learn such things if you ARE a member of that particular class.
Listen to the sample. Kinda funny? possibly entertaining? Well, it gets real old after 30 minutes.
This book is a good companion to the blog, but it really stands out because of the reader! Victor Bevine is the perfect voice for this droll subject and makes the pseudo-sociological study work really well in audio.
I did enjoy this read although even at the end, having had a large percentage of matches to me, I was not sure if I was was entertained or should be offended. Some of it just doesn't match any white person I have ever known, and a lot of it matches more than I care to admit.
All in all a worthy read.
The short-form nature of each entry in the book make this a great listen for those times you've got a short commute or just a few minutes to kill listening to something. This is a great audiobook to keep on your device for a long time and work through slowly.
This book was a hilarious guide to today's politically correct white culture. I laughed out loud the entire time!
A woodworking geek
As a just left of center white person, I thought this would either be funny or have some insights about our culture. It is neither entertaining nor informative. For a truly engaging account of the people and culture Mr. Lander describes, read Bobos in Paradise by David Brooks instead. This "pseudo-documentary" style is meant to by satirical I assume, but is really just boring.
Also, the author neglects to include the enormous fraction of the white population who are not college-educated liberals in his characterizations.
This book was simply bland. It felt forced and uninspired. The main joke was the only joke and the author just beat it to death. I didn't even finished the book I had to put it down and wake myself from the numbness in my brain. Don't waste your money or precious credits on this book.
a voracious reader transformed into an obsessive listener through the magic of MP3's. A boring accountant and federal public servant by day, I fly the winds of fantasy though my audible library
Not from this author. The narrator suffered from working with bad material.
I would never listen to this author again. Work is plagged with platitudes and absolutely no wit.
Dry reading without much artistry. Mind you, consider the material.
I am disappointed. I had hoped for something that would get me laughing at myself and at the target community or maybe even teach me something.
There were no characters- my fav. bit was when he talked about how white people have to have bottled water at meetings etc. and it has to be FIJI - mainly because i had just made a specific stop at the store to by FIJI water so i wouldn't look like an idiot drinking a coke at a meeting HAHAHA. Everytime I do something that was talked about in the book i die laughing-- and I do a lot of things in the book.
LAUGH the ENTIRE time.
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