STUFF WHITE PEOPLE LIKE Gets a Sequel

Stuff White People Like by Christian Lander

Do you like picking your own berries, Yoga, and David Sedaris? If so, you can probably relate to Christian Lander’s blog-turned-book, Stuff White People Like (read Amie’s review). Thanks to the success of the 2008 book, he now has a deal with Random House Trade Paperbacks for book number two, Whiter Shades of Pale: The Stuff White People Like from Coast to Coast from Seattle’s Sweaters to Maine’s Microbrews.

Whiter Shades of Pale is due on November 23, 2010. Check out the summary from Random House:

If you thought you had white people pegged as Oscar-party-throwing, Prius-driving, Sunday New York Times–reading, self-satisfied latte lovers—you were right. But if you thought diversity was just for other races, then hang on to your eco-friendly tote bags. Author and veteran white person Christian Lander is back with fascinating new information and advice for dealing with the Caucasian population.



Sure, their indie-band T-shirts, trendy politics, vegan diets, and pop-culture references make them all seem the same. But a closer look reveals that from Austin to Australia, from L.A. to the U.K., indigenous white people are as different from one another as 1 percent rBGH-free milk is different from 2 percent. Where do skinny jeans and bulky sweaters rule? Where is down-market beer the nectar of the hip? What are the capitals of vintage board games, Vespa scooters, Birkenstocks, and Frisbee sports? If you want to know the places cute girls with bangs and cool guys with beards roam and emo musicians and unpaid interns call home, you’d better switch off the Adult Swim reruns, put down that copy of The Onion, pick up this book, and prepare to see the white.

(Source: Galley Cat)

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