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Look at This F*cking Hipster

3.41  ·  Rating details ·  157 ratings  ·  25 reviews
A hilarious send-up—and ironic celebration—of hipster culture based on the hugely popular website

Look at this Fucking Hipster ( was born in April 2009 as a way to help author Joe Mande help his dad answer the question, "Is that a hipster?" Months later, with millions of followers and dozens of parodies, it has become a cultural phenomenon, referenced in media, ne
ebook, 208 pages
Published April 8th 2014 by St. Martin's Griffin (first published 2010)
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Nenia ✨️ I yeet my books back and forth ✨️ Campbell

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I bought this book when I was in college and hipster/scene culture was at an all time high. I loved to sneer about hipsters, and I think that was probably because I was a hipster. I had about six flannel shirts in my closet and would make "pixel art" of 8-bit video game characters out of Post-It notes on my wall (and when I posted the pictures to Facebook, my parents yelled at me for wasting the Post-Its). I would go to record stores and
Whatever. It may be that this slight little book is five years past it’s sell by date, but, TBH, I don’t think it had much going for at the get go. Sure, hipster mockery is always good for a cheap laugh, but here I think the author’s own ego detracts from what could be a funny look at goofy people dressed in goofy outfits.

Grainy, pixelated, unacknowledged photos of people dressed in weird costumes from the user submitted website are crammed into the pages with some of the least funny commentary
Jan 11, 2013 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
I'm a big fan of the blog, but as stated in other reviews, I think that this another one of those books that didn't need to be a book. I guess it would make a perfect hipster coffee table book. I used to loathe hipsters, but as I've gotten older, I've stopped caring. If you want to engage in some local hipster watching, go to the Uptown VFW dance parties or karaoke nights and you'll have enough material to make your own blog. That place is usually crawling with sleazy mustaches, slap bracelets, ...more
Sep 05, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: adult, comedy
It was hiding this one on desk -- read this solely to take it of my TBR shelf. But, I'm glad I did because I really needed a laugh. ...more
Jesse Donat
Jan 10, 2018 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Mean spirited garbage I wish I'd never purchased. ...more
Kaine Andrews
Aug 24, 2016 rated it really liked it
This book will inspire one of the following reactions: Hysterical laughter, equally hysterical tears at where the world is going, outrage and cries of "I'm offended" or something between 1 & 2 or 2 & 3. Depends on how misanthropic you are, and how much of a hipster you might actually be yourself.

It's a quick nothing of a picture book with a couple of funny essays, and I spent most of it laughing. I was amused. If you enjoy mocking how terrible humans are, you will probably enjoy it in a similar
May 10, 2013 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
This collection of photographs of hipsters is cute. Some of the photos are hilarious indeed, but most of them are marginally cute. A few are just mean, and I'm not fond of mean humor. Well, unless we're related, and then I'll savage you. Lovingly. It was a fun way to spend an hour, flipping through the pages and grinning. The book did inspire me to look at the website, but I don't think I need to spend a lot of time there.
Janie Cakes
Aug 16, 2010 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
You'd think this was a book that mocks Hipsters, but it's not it's a book ridiculing Hipsters lol [okay same thing:]. Actually, its a sarcastic form of ridicule by just pointing out some obvious obnoxious traits that Hipsters tend to have or do. However, the author Joe Mande actually is a former hipster, and has hipster friends; He believes Hipsterism is a choice. It's informative, and hilarious. You can't really explain this book, you just have to go f*cking see for yourself. ...more
Kaleena Menke
"They claim that there's no such thing as a hipster, that it's simply an idea, a 'fabricated social construct meant to demean and subjugate individualism and civil disobedience.' To these people I say: Congratulations, you went to college! You totally know the term 'civil disobedience' and 'social construct.' Foucault the world, son!" ...more
Sep 19, 2010 marked it as to-read  ·  review of another edition
This book and the website was recommended to me and I tried to not like it, because let's face it putting down "hipsters" is so hip right now it's a cliche'. But let's face it, as a 40 year old single mom in grad school I am nothing if not cliche, and I have to admit I laughed pretty heartily at May 11th and April 19th:
Sep 17, 2010 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
I know that this book is just mocking in good fun but I hated the tone of if. It felt derogatory but not of hipsters, which you expect based on the title of the book. I think that the reader is viewed as an ass for even caring what a hipster looks like. I don't know. It was just an asshole perspective. So would I read it again? No. Would I suggest this book to someone? No.
Dec 11, 2014 rated it did not like it
Should've just went to an Urban Outfitter and read it for free, the overpriced overalls I would've walked away with in the aftermath would've been way more worth the money than what I spent for the kindle book. ...more
I'm an art education major and I had my little phase. I was surrounded by full throttle hipsters and this book celebrates the ridiculousness of them.

It's all pictures that have been previously collected as a website.
Sep 16, 2010 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
While I'm sad that even my beloved Zachary Quinto could not escape the author's wrath, this is one hilarious look at an obnoxious phenomenon. ...more
WHEW I'm not in this book.
(And my son's friend explained "No Homo" to me.)
Good clean fun. (well, almost clean -- but definitely fun)
Dec 19, 2010 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I love it for what it is.
Marshall Evans
Jan 30, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
A laugh a minute. Permanent place on my toilet.
Jun 15, 2010 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Just a silly book, made me giggle a few times...
Feb 05, 2012 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: humor
i definitely don't care for the nerdy oversized glasses, the weird thrift store vests and the too-tight-for-even-my-eyes-let-alone-my-child's-eyes pants. ...more
Don't Look
Sep 18, 2010 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I hate this dirty fashion trend so much. I advise you grab a PBR, put on some Kings of Leon, and laugh at this book.
it's funny, but it's also keeping alive the prejudicial notions of other. file under (racist) ideology. ...more
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