I guess self-awareness is the first step to recovery. I came upon this troubling conclusion after Russ pointed the way to Esquire’s Maxim’s “The Hipster Douchebag Soundboard.” As the web page says, “Hipsters are pretty annoying. And they say a lot of stupid stuff.” Yeah, totally. Stupid hipsters. Apparently one of the stupid things that hipsters say is, “Have you read the new Eggars (sic).” Well, now.
If you can’t spell the man’s name correctly, I have my doubts about your authority in this regard. So, I’ll ask it loud and ask it proud, “Have you read the new Eggers?” Do yourself a favor, and read it already. Those unbearable hipsters at NPR interviewed Eggers and the titular Zeitoun recently, check it out.
Note: In yesterday’s interview, it was established that neither BGB nor its contributors are on the Eggers payroll.