A Field Guide to the Urban Hipster

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Broadway Books, 2003 - Humor - 208 pages
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A Comprehensive Guide to Identifying More than 35 Species of Urban Hipsters

Like most wildlife, Urban Hipsters offer valuable and entertaining opportunities for observation and study. To date, casual students of wild Hipsters have been left without a tattooed ankle to stand on, as even the simple tasks of identifying and classifying each species have never been completed.  The Hip, though simpleminded, are wily.
Now, however, this cutting-edge manual by world-renowned hipthologist and dinner-party favorite Josh Aiello allows even the most amateur of observers to differentiate a Mod (Angophilia dandyum) from a Punk (Rebellium ostentatia), to identify the velvet rope-circumvention abilities unique to EuroTrash, and to recognize the symptoms of Ex-Frat–carried Loafer-and-Wallet Disease with confidence and ease.  A Field Guide to the Urban Hipster covers mating habits, the origins of species, and natural habitats for all species one may encounter, regardless of terrain.    
The result of over ten dateless years spent in the field, A Field Guide to the Urban Hipster is sure to educate and delight for generations to come.  Lavishly illustrated by former pet caricaturist Matthew Shultz, this comprehensive guide is the ultimate handbook for the urban observer.  

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Fast on the heels of Robert Lanham's The Hipster Handbook (Anchor; February 2003), Aiello, who honed his chops writing"scathing editorials for the school newspaper," presents round two of the hipster ... Read full review



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Josh Aiello cut his literary teeth writing scathing editorials for the school paper, most notably J’accuse Janitor Carlson, which earned him after-school detention for one week. He attended film school at Boston University, where his signature string of bad luck with women resulted in the production of several well-received short films. After graduation, Josh co-wrote and co-directed the feature film Island, which attracted some attention, mainly from his creditors and mother. A former employee of the Emmy Awards in New York, he recently re-entered the fray of indie film production in an effort to pay his rent. He lives alone in Manhattan and pines after his French neighbor.

Matthew Shultz is a native Michigander living in New York City. A sucker for a pretty face, Matthew enjoys bicycle rides, macaroni and cheese, and ice hockey. He “studied” art at a small college in central Illinois, working summers as a pet caricaturist. In the years since, his drawings have appeared in any number of esoteric and obscure periodicals. He is not Jewish, and has no idea how that got started. Behind Matthew’s disagreeable exterior, he can be quite compassionate and sincere.

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