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Got this book for the sake of learning about American Cool. Also for a class on American counterculture.Published 1 month ago by Jesse Gonzalez
John Leland's history of hip provides a fascinating and informative analysis of hip in our nation. A very detailed and interesting read that explores many facets of American... Read morePublished 2 months ago by Rick B.
Leland knows how to craft a history that is both edifyingand eminently entertaining. This is definitely a re-read book, maybe thrice - it's just that there are so many suggested... Read morePublished 14 months ago by WarrenT.
I needed this book for a class and did not have the time to wait to have it shipped. I was able to order it in class and have it in my kindle app on my ipad close enough to... Read morePublished 15 months ago by Jacky C
Very Smart. Definitely the best analysis of American culture and the counter culture I have ever read! If you like cultural analysis you've got to read this book!Published 17 months ago by Craig Leibfreid
This book has a great mix of photos, commentary, interviews and context to provide a valuable and easy to read cultural history of the hipster movement and the cultural relevance... Read morePublished on May 29, 2013 by Marian Spector
The title led me to expect a simplistic, pop-culture look at what makes someone hip. That isn't what this book is. Leland's thoughts run deeper than that. Read morePublished on March 28, 2011 by Sam Adams
I enjoyed this book quite a bit, the history of what is hip is truly a history of American culture seen through the eyes of the non conformists. Read morePublished on January 15, 2011 by Curt Howard