A Sensitive Liberal's Guide to Life

A Sensitive Liberal's Guide to Life

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In the tradition of The Official Preppy Handbook, The Uptight Seattleite is the Stephen Colbert of left-wing satire The author of the wildly popular Seattle Weekly advice column teaches Americans everywhere how to embrace their inner leftist. Artfully balancing the cosmic with the cosmopolitan, the Uptight Seattleite (aka Adrian) delights his loyal readers each week with snide insight on everything from fashion (qCan I pull off a Rasta beret?q) to ear-bud etiquette. In A Sensitive Liberal's Guide to Life, he brings his savvy smugness to his widest audience yet, on topics such as the hierarchy of transportation righteousness (what to do with the clunky old Subaru after purchasing a Prius) and ethical behavior at the grocery store, including how to handle the horror forgetting to bring your reusable burlap sack. Other day-to-day advice covers what to read on the bus (Vonnegut versus The Kite Runner versus The Economist) and feasting at the buffet of diversity, with tips for shooting a condescending smile at those who don't know how to use chopsticks. The Uptight Seattleite also helps readers navigate the big issues, such as responsible parenting (which calls for a mini-landfill kit, perfect for the backyard and ready to be stuffed with environmentally unfriendly diapers). For every insecure liberal-and those who love to make fun of them-the Uptight Seattleite offers us laughs from the pinnacle of political correctness.A battered old Volvo, for example, scores high enough on the Soulfulness Quotient that it easily outranks a cleaner-running but bland Honda Accord. Also, ruggedness ... I mean the far more authentic Jeep sitting ten spots above it. ... I think they appreciated that the car came with a free a€œCo-EXISTa€ bumper sticker. Ia#39; m sureanbsp;...

Title:A Sensitive Liberal's Guide to Life
Author:The Uptight Seattleite
Publisher:Penguin - 2010-03-02


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