Ever wonder why people from the Mainland act the way they do?
Have you wondered why locals know that you are not from here?
“Stuff White People Like – The Definitive Guide to the Unique Taste of Millions,” by Christian Lander, has the answers! This book is embarrassingly true — and very funny! Do you prefer organic food (#6)? Like expensive sandwiches (#63) or Asian-fusion food (#45)? Practice yoga (#15)? Into bicycling (#61)? Say things like “I’m sorry, but…”, or “Sorry!”(#55)? Listen to public radio (#44)? A vegetarian, or better yet, a vegan (#32)? Concerned about your “carbon offsets” (#130)?
If so, chances are you are a “white person.”
“Stuff White People Like” is a hilariously candid look at modern American “white” culture, which is apparently catching on! One of our local friends, born-and-raised on Kauai, took the test in the back of the book and scored “whiter” than we did! Mr. Lander has compiled a list of the top 150 things most commonly loved by “white people,” humorously explaining the reasons why “white people” are compelled to like these things. As “white people” ourselves, we certainly checked off many of the boxes, much to our embarrassment (Self-deprecating humor #103). For instance, we always had said, “If you are the only white people in the restaurant, you know it’s the real thing!” Come to find out it is #71! Red hair #97, Beards #95 – Guilty as charged!
In our bookstore, people of all cultures and backgrounds pick this book up and break out into laughter all the time; Mainland-raised folk laugh at themselves (#103 again), and locally raised folk laugh because it confirms what they already knew to be true. Shortly after, they buy it to share and laugh with others!