Who the heck is Robert Lanham

me-casualRobert Lanham’s writing has appeared in The New York Times, Salon, The Huffington Post, Maxim, The Washington Post, Nylon, Playboy, TimeOut, The Awl, Radar and McSweeney’s, among others. He has been a guest on CNN and NPR to discuss his work. Lanham is also the author of the beach towel classic, The Emerald Beach Trilogy, which includes the acclaimed works PreCoitus, Coitus, and Afterglow. More recent books include the satirical anthropological studies The Hipster Handbook, Food Court Druids, Cherohonkees, and other Creatures Unique the Republic, and The Sinner’s Guide to the Evangelical Right. Lanham is the founder and editor of FREEwilliamsburg.com—a trendsetting publication that’s been mentioned in New York magazine, Bon Appetit, The Boston Globe, The New York Times, The Los Angeles Times, The Washington Post, and many more. Originally from Richmond, Virginia, Lanham moved to Brooklyn in 1996. Lanham is currently the employee of the month at Foot Locker.

Praise for Robert Lanham

“The Margaret Mead of the North American Weirdo.”
Neal Pollack

Garrison Keillor Discusses Lanham’s Work on The Writer’s Almanac

Praise for The Sinner’s Guide to the Evangelical Right:

“Like all great satire, the book is cerebral, irreverent and
hilarious, while also edifying… Lanham keeps the humor sharp throughout.”
Publisher’s Weekly

“A handbook for coping with bible thumpers…. When considering the power and influence evangelical Christians wield in this country, you have to laugh to keep from crying. Robert Lanham… understands this well and offers much needed, totally biased comic relief.”
Village Voice

“This guy has written quite a funny book.”
Alan Colmes, Fox News

“An awesome book”

“Not only is this an important book, it’s a funny book.”
Marc Maron, Host of The Marc Maron Show on Air America Radio

“This book should lay at the lifeless feet of your corpse as a silent, yet
powerful and all encompassing explanation as to why you took your own life.”
David Cross, Comedian and star of Arrested Development and Mr. Show

Praise for Lanham’s Food Court Druids

“[Lanham] looks beyond mere politics, mining the vast area between NPR and NASCAR to sweepingly and hilariously generalize about many groups of everyday people… funny [and] eerily accurate.” [read the article]
The Washington Post

“Hilariously accurate descriptions of co-workers, family members, friends and other acquaintances that almost every American has encountered.”
Publisher’s Weekly

“Lanham’s observational humor puts Jerry Seinfeld to shame.”
Times Leader, Wilkes-Barre, PA

“This book is a riot.”
Cleveland Plain Dealer

Praise for Lanham’s The Hipster Handbook

“Thorough and thoroughly entertaining… what The Preppie Handbook did for whale belts and synonyms for vomiting, The Hipster Handbook accomplishes for this generation’s stylistic and linguistic signs and signifiers.” [read the review]
The New York Times

“Wonderful and frighteningly accurate.”

“Describes everything cool—the slang, the dress code, the career path, greetings and (of course) taste in music kids from the Inner Mission to Williamsburg ascribe to—in pitch-perfect detail… Gently teasing and hilarious.”
Philadelphia Weekly

The Hipster Handbook is so comprehensive and so well-done that only a poseur could criticize it without tongue in cheek.”

The Official Preppy Handbook for people who wear Atari T-shirts.”

“Your official guide to the language, culture and style of hipsters young and old.”
The Los Angeles Times