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American Nerd by Benjamin Nugent
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Dec 21, 10

bookshelves: non-fiction, nerd
Read from December 16 to 20, 2010

It wasn't exactly what I was expecting. I feel like Nugent's view of nerds is very limited and does not cover the vast majority of "nerds" in today's society, including women. I also feel like he trivializes certain nerdy interests that don't seem to align with his own. At certain times, the book also attempts to paint pictures based on race but just comes across as racist and limited. It felt rather disjointed. I'm still not sure what the brief section about the "Live the Dream" polymarriage people has to do with anything other than the chance to talk about sexualized culture.

I look forward to a book that truly does justice to the "story of my people", the nerds.
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