Today is the official release day of Hipster Puppies, the book. The timeless meme has successfully turned itself into a novel for the ages, already the inaugural recipient of the Pulitzer Prize for Snarky Animal-Based Captions, Toilet-Tank Division. Be sure to order a copy for yourself and everyone you know… we’re turning the New York Review Of Books into our own personal wee-wee pad!
Today, before you treat your bookshelf to some Jennifer Egan or Malcolm Gladwell or whatever, ask yourself, “Does this book have pictures of dogs in sunglasses in it?” If not, the book probably sucks and is probably hard to read.
Also, it’s probably in your local bookstore. If it’s not, you should do the right thing and move immediately.
Seriously, though, Hipster Puppies is 85% new material, and I saved all the cutest dogs and all my best jokes for the occasion. You can even meet a few of our new puppy pals (and their owners) in this week’s New York Post.
Please reblog and link the fuck out of this because my landlord is no longer taking “Oh, I have popular internet meme” in exchange for rent money.
So yeah, if you treat yourself to one glossy picture book for adults in 2011… well, you’re probably going to buy that stupid swearing-at-my-kids thing.
Hey guys, it’s been 5 days since surgery and I can’t say that I’m feeling great yet, but I’d like to extend a warm thank you to those who left me nice messages earlier in the week :) It’s been a pretty vile experience so far (there was a fun moment when I was only one day out of hospital, and I…
Dutchman threatens to burn The Book of Negroes
Growing up in 1960s Don Mills, Ont., African-Canadian author Lawrence Hill was taught to ball his fists and prepare to fight anybody who used the n-word.
Decades later, Mr. Hill is trying to persuade a Dutchman not to publicly burn his novel for using another n-word in its title.
Roy Groenberg of the Netherlands has announced he will burn copies of Mr. Hill’s 2007 novel, The Book of Negroes, in Amsterdam on Wednesday.
Mr. Hill received word of the burning last week in an email from Mr. Groenberg, head of the Foundation to Honour and Restore Victims of Slavery in Suriname.
“We, the descendants of the slaves in the former Dutch colony Suriname, want [to] let you know that we do not accept a book with the title The Book of Negroes. We have struggled for a long time to make the word ‘nigger’ disappear from the Dutch language and now you come out with this Book of Negroes! A real shame!” wrote Mr. Groenberg.
If Mr. Groenberg spent “five minutes” reading The Book of Negroes, he probably would not want to burn it anymore, Mr. Hill suggested.
“Book burning is something that Nazis did, it’s something that the people who led the Spanish Inquisition did, it’s a gesture designed to intimidate and silence — it’s hateful,” he said in an interview.
Photo: Author Lawrence Hill (Colleen De Neve/Postmedia News)
ATTN: The contest is now over! (you can still help me spread the word, but the book has been won by some lucky person!)
I need some help spreading the word about the Chester 5000 book!
If you’d like to help you could also win a copy of the book! Just reblog this post and leave a reply with your email address so I can contact you. On September 28th I’ll randomly choose a winner!
You can also read all of Chester 5000 XYV online (NSFW, 18+)
The only difference between the online version and the book is that the art in the book has been re-scanned at a higher resolution and re-cleaned. Some of the art has been redone for the sake of consistency and I can assure that it’s a very handsome volume.
Thanks, I love you! :D
How Italian Food Conquered the World
John F. Mariani
• Hipster Puppies: The Book is out now in a store near you. Why don’t you buy one for someone you love or tolerate
• We made the New York Magazine Approval Matrix, which calls us “brilliant” and “lowbrow.” My publishers are enthusiastic about how low we rank on the lowbrow scale considering the number of blowjob jokes that made the cut. Hi, mom!
• Vol. 1 has an in-depth Q&A with the creator of Hipster Puppies, which is a true honor considering they usually cover books with more than 150 sentences in them.
• I did not come up with the Google+ pupster, but he’s awesome.
• Info on the Brooklyn release party and the limited edition Hipster Puppies cassette is forthcoming. Needless to say, if you like in New York, prepare to be very psyched.
[photo of scout via emilia b]
“Jason McCrory and Dan Mott were the first in line. It was early Sunday evening, and McCrory pulled his rabbit fur hat tight around his ears to protect himself from the frigid March wind whipping down First Street in Washington, D.C. A security guard told the two men, both in their early…
Hot on the heels of ‘One Book, One Tumblr’, we’ve decided to run a similar poll for non-fiction. For those who haven’t come across the concept, the idea is to choose an outstanding book with the aim of getting communities reading and exchanging their thoughts.
If you would like to get invovled, please nominate a book (or books) by reblogging this post, tagging posts with #onebooknonfiction or, if you’re feeling shy, by hitting up our ‘ask’ page. Rules, if any, will be made up as we go along.
After signing a book contract with Norton, all our writers
are lockedwork in this 7’ x 10’ cellcharming creative space until their book is complete. “The Nest,” as the writers have come to call it, has proven to be the best method to ensure our books arrive in stores on schedule. Here you see selections from the archived surveillance video of Mikael Krogerus and Roman Tschäppeler, co-authors of The Decision Book: 50 Top Models for Strategic Thinking (January 2012), during their last week in “The Nest.”
We have counted all your votes and Tumblr’s first One Book non-fiction winner is… The Chronology of Water by Lidia Yuknavitch.
For those who don’t know, the idea is to get a bunch of people reading together and exchanging their thoughts. To take part, get hold of a copy of the book and post your reactions using the tag #onebooknonfiction. Enjoy the book!
Also, it’s on sale.