Stuff White People Like: The Book.

Via on Feb 3, 2009

 

We here in Boulder are resident experts on all things liberal, healthy, green, spiritual…and, unfortunately, white (though something like 25% of Boulder is Latino). So this book, and the blog associated (click it, it’s gotta be your web site find of the week if you haven’t checked it out previously), really strikes home in funny—and humbling, embarrassing ways.

Dogs, hummus, sea salt, organic food, political prisoners – these are the things that hip, liberal, white people like. At least that’s what Christian Lander says in his blog stuffwhitepeoplelike.com, a forum that manages to entertain at least as many readers as it offends.

And now that blog will become a book called “Stuff White People Like: A Definitive Guide to the Unique Taste of Millions.” The book will contain photos, graphics and some of Lander’s already published blogs along with new material.

Lander told CNN in an interview that he gets his ideas from, ” ‘Keeping my eyes open. I just see what people are up to. And the mirror is another good place to look for inspiration. I really make fun of myself.’

CNN: ‘So what makes you an authority on white people?’

Lander: ‘Look at me [laughing]. I mean, I have liberal arts degrees; I look like this. I’m on the inside.’ ”

Lander explained later in the interview that when he writes about white people he is really critiquing himself. “I am attacking my own pretentiousness and my own ridiculousness,” he says. “It’s just amazing because these people are so self-aware but so unaware at the same time.” ...via Christian Science Monitor.

 

About Waylon Lewis

Waylon Lewis, founder of elephant magazine, now elephantjournal.com & host of Walk the Talk Show with Waylon Lewis, is a 1st generation American Buddhist “Dharma Brat." Voted #1 in U.S. on twitter for #green two years running, Changemaker & Eco Ambassador by Treehugger, Green Hero by Discovery’s Planet Green, Best (!) Shameless Self-Promoter at Westword's Web Awards, Prominent Buddhist by Shambhala Sun, & 100 Most Influential People in Health & Fitness 2011 by "Greatist", Waylon is a mediocre climber, lazy yogi, 365-day bicycle commuter & best friend to Redford (his rescue hound). His aim: to bring the good news re: "the mindful life" beyond the choir & to all those who didn't know they gave a care. elephantjournal.com | facebook.com/elephantjournal | twitter.com/elephantjournal | facebook.com/waylonhlewis | twitter.com/waylonlewis | Google+ For more: publisherelephantjournalcom

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2 Responses to “Stuff White People Like: The Book.”

  1. Alex King Alex King says:

    As they say, White is the new Black in 2009

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