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Player One by Douglas Coupland
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Feb 07, 11

bookshelves: canadian, non-fiction, unclassifiable
Read in February, 2011

The glossary at the end is as good as the book itself. Pure Coupland at his best.

Post-adolescent Expert Syndrome
The tendency of young people around the age of eighteen, males especially, to become altruistic experts on everything, a state of mind required by nature to ensure warriors who are willing to die with pleasure on the battlefield. Also the reason why religions recruit kamikaze pilots and suicide bombers are almost exclusively from the 18-21 range. "Kyle, I never would have guessed that when you were up in your bedroom playing World of Warcraft all through your teens, you were, in fact, becoming an expert on the films of Jean-Luc Godard." ~ Douglas Coupland (Player One: What Is to Become of Us)
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