Hot off the presses + TEDx
|March 8, 2012||Posted by Sophy Bot under Hipsterdom, Identity|
Ladies and gentlemen, I proudly present The Hipster Effect: How the Rising Tide of Individuality is Changing Everything We Know about Life, Work and the Pursuit of Happiness, now available for purchase on Amazon. This book is the culmination of a year and a half of solid effort and over 200 sources worth of research. Check it out and let me know your thoughts!
From the book description:
“The Hipster Effect tackles the phenomenon of the modern hipster by looking beyond PBR and thick-rimmed glasses and to the cultural and social conditions that resulted in this new breed of über-individual. Part social commentary and part sociological analysis – combined with a fair dose of cultural anecdotes and humor – The Hipster Effect takes a wide-angled lens to the subject that everybody’s joking about but few are taking seriously (despite the cultural evolution it clearly reveals).”
Full description and excerpts available here.
In other good news, I will be speaking about the hipster effect at TEDxGramercy this Saturday (March 10th) in New York. Hit me up on Facebook or Twitter if you’re planning on going. I’ll be posting a video of the talk within the next week or two. Exciting times!
Cover illustration by João Raposo