Friday, April 24, 2015
Review: Not Cool: The Hipster Elite and Their War on You
Title: Not Cool: The Hipster Elite and Their War on You
Author: Greg Gutfeld
Publication Date: March 17th, 2015
Publisher: Crown Forum
Source: from BloggingForBooks
Where to find: Goodreads / Amazon / Book Depository
DNF at 25%
I knew when I got this book that it would be a hit or a miss for me. I would ether really enjoy it or absolutely despise it. Unfortunately it was the latter of the two. The premise of this book is the idea that there are two groups of people in society. Those that are “cool” and those that are not. Greg Gutfeld “argues” that the cool people threaten the uncool and actively try to put them down and work against them. Gutfeld then basically goes on a rant.
This book was literally a rant rather than an actual argument. Gutfeld does not really use any evidence to bak up his argument and at times sounds like someone who is resentful of things that happened in the past. I also cannot get past the fact that Gutfeld claims to be looking out for those “uncool” people who are left out but then he goes on to rip on and attack all these people. It seems very contradictory to me.
Now while I had so many issues with this book, that does not mean other people will feel the same way. I think for me, it was too much of a long rant than an actual argument. I also think Gutfeld’s strong conservative views turned me off as well. This book first intrigued with the idea of hipsters and this elite group that is against the “normal” person. But I was expecting something completely different than what I read.
*I received a copy of this book from BloggingForBooks in exchange for an honest review*
Since I did not finish this book, I will not be giving it a rating.