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Christian Lander

Wednesday, 06 February, 2013

February 6, 2013
UC Auditorium

The Issues Committee presents Christian Lander New York Times Best-Selling Author of Stuff White People Like.

White people like: Barack Obama, Wes Anderson movies, non-profit organizations, gifted children, writers workshops, having two last names, wine, Whole Foods, irony, apologies, the movie Juno, kitchen gadgets, expensive sandwiches, outdoor performance clothes, knowing what's best for poor people, recycling, modern furniture, the Sunday New York Times, and the idea of soccer.

Everybody likes: Christian Lander. 11,854,026 hits in just two months. Appearances on The Early Show, Later with Carson Daly, and Late Night with Conan O'Brien. Profiled by The Atlantic, the Los Angeles Times, the Boston Globe, the Toronto Star,the Globe and Mail,the National Post, NPR, Very Short List, the Houston Chronicle and more. Blogged about by Kanye West, Bill Simmons, The Assimilated Negro, Dave Barry, Comedy Central, Best Week Ever, Andrew Sullivan, the New York Times, the San Francisco Chronicle, Vice, Good, and Wired. Called brilliant by New York magazine's Approval Matrix.

Like Lisa Birnbach's best-selling Preppy Handbook before it, Stuff White People Like is a (humorous) anthropological study of upper-middle-class white culture, and a handbook to succeeding in modern, urban, white society. Stuff White People Like is intelligent, witty, and downright hilarious. Honest to blog.

Thirty-year-old Christian Lander was born and raised in Toronto. After spending eight years in the ivory tower of academia (white people love graduate school), he moved to Los Angeles to work in the interactive industry. In the past, he has worked as a freelance journalist and a sports reporter. Lander currently lives in Culver City, California with his wife, Jessica, an advertising executive and food photographer. Lander does not have a car, but he does–of course–have a very nice fixed gear bicycle (white people love bicycles).

To see more of Lander's blog Stuff White People Like visit

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