The Hipster Handbook

The Hipster Handbook


Find Out What it Means to Be Deck!

Anchor Books/Random House
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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.”
Gawker

“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 the 21st century’s take on (or offspring of) the now-classic… The Official Preppy Handbook
The Houston Chronicle

“Hilarious”
Seattle Weekly

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

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

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

“A hilarious anthropological appraisal of today’s overeducated, underworked dilettantes”
Boston Phoenix


Food Court Druids

Food Court Druids, Cherohonkees and Other Creatures Unique to the Republic

What is Idiosyncrology?

Penguin/Plume
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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.” [continue reading]
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

“Since Election 2004, those of us who live in major coastal metropolitan centers have been scolded about how little we understand the rest of the country. Luckily for us, Brooklyn-based trendspotter Robert Lanham, who brought us last year’s “Hipster Handbook,” an ersatz-anthropological study of the youth of bohemian Williamsburg, is on the case. … Forget Security Moms, NASCAR Dads, Metrosexuals. Lanham offers a panoply of new, more finely tuned Idio Types.” [continue reading]
— Boston Globe

The Hipster Handbook author (and Free Williamsburg creator/editor) Robert Lanham decided to go beyond our fray and tackle a wider spectrum of Americans to examine and dissect… We highly recommend it…” [continue reading]
—Gothamist

“Will cause outright, prolonged laughter—perhaps along with sighs of all-too-painful recognition.” [continue reading]
—Orlando Sentinel


The Sinner's Guide to the Evangelical Right

The Sinner’s Guide to the Evangelical Right


Just in time for the Rapture!

Penguin/NAL
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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

“Every good little liberal will have this book on order as a stocking stuffer come Jesus’ birthday.”
Time Out

“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

“Hilarious… go out and buy this book now.”
— Sam Seder, The Majority Report

“Not only is this an important book, it’s a funny book. If we are not careful and diligent it will be rewritten in a few years by someone other than Robert Lanham who will be in sinner’s prison. It will no longer be a funny book and it will be called, ‘Know Your Nation’s Ruling Council in Christ’. Stop the Christo Fascist Zombie Brigade. Know who they are now with this 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


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