Thursday, January 18, 2007

Alternadad?

I haven't read Neal Pollack's Alternadad, but this review makes it sound insufferable. I'd like to apologize on behalf of my generation. At least Chuck Klosterman (whose Chuck Klosterman IV is full of sharp, if not exactly deep, observations) knows he's just a pop culture reporter.

4 Comments:

At Friday, January 19, 2007 at 5:39:00 AM PST, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Right before we had our first kid, we were talking with some friends of ours who were parents and writers, and they said the worst part of having children was that it suddenly becomes the most interesting thing in your life -- at least to you -- and you have to remind yourself that everything you're going through has been been experienced, considered, and even written about by a whole bunch of other people.

Anyway, I don't know if this book will be insufferable, but I bet their kid will. The people I know who try to be "alternative" parents are usually the ones whose kids can't behave in public and who haven't slept in the same bed together alone since the birth.

-Noel

 
At Friday, January 19, 2007 at 10:43:00 AM PST, Anonymous doafy said...

He reminds me of people who get into anything that people have been doing for centuries, and does it their own way (everyone does everything their own way. That's because different people are doing it.) and then wants everyone to pat him on the back for it.

He was probably praised too much when he went on the potty as a child.

 
At Friday, January 19, 2007 at 11:19:00 AM PST, Blogger Adam Villani said...

Yeah, I remember how annoying it was to see all the self-absorbed articles in Newsweek or commentators or whatever about "Baby Boomers at 40" or "50 is the new 30" or about how Baby Boomers will have The Greatest Retirement Ever. If this douche represents a trend, then my generation is doing it, too, and it's just as obnoxious.

 
At Friday, January 19, 2007 at 4:12:00 PM PST, Anonymous doaf said...

Yeah, I decided privately a few weeks ago that instead of Baby Boomers, I will call that generation The Self-Important Generation. The worst are those Charles Schwab ads with the painted over animation. Ugh... I hate those people.

 

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