- Paperback: 288 pages
- Publisher: Douglas & McIntyre; 1st Edition edition (April 21 2008)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1553653025
- ISBN-13: 978-1553653028
- Product Dimensions: 14 x 1.9 x 21 cm
- Shipping Weight: 295 g
- Average Customer Review: 1 customer review
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #1,372,945 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
The White Guy: A Field Guide Paperback – Apr 21 2008
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"Hunt gives us a white world ruled by bomb-droppers, poor dressers...unfeeling non-communicators and perpetrators of other cultural enormities. Often quite funny, as in lists of the 10 whitest songs (Whiter Shade of Pale), movies (Fargo) and, of course, books." (Globe & Mail)
"Hunt does a reasonably entertaining job of covering the white waterfront, and some of his zingers are spot on...The White Guy adds up to a funny-but-serious portrait of the species, and enables the rest of us to run for cover or attempt to change the world, or both." (Quill & Quire)
"Hunt's book is more personal than Landers [Stuff White People Like], documenting his whiteness through his childhood and adolescence in Winnipeg, various career moves and eventual marriage to a US-born actress. He talks about having an identity crisis in his 20s when a successful lawyer girlfriend out-earned him, and pinpoints his increasing interest in his lawn as a true sign of his aging white man-ness." (CBC.ca)
About the Author
Stephen Hunt has covered arts and entertainment for the Globe & Mail, Sports Illustrated, the Los Angeles Times, the New York Press, Saturday Night, the CBC, National Public Radio and Britain's FQ. He has had a number of plays produced Off Broadway, including The White Guy, purchased for television by Warner Brothers and Quincy Jones in 1999. He is arts editor for the Calgary Herald.
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If you like humor you'll probably like this book. If you're extremely easily offended this might not be for you. All in all, a great book.