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"'It's Lonely in the Modern World: The Essential Guide to Form, Function, and Ennui from the Creators of Unhappy Hipsters,' a satisfying send-up of a design primer, presents lessons in hostile faucetry, blinding fluorescents and vicious exposed ductwork." - The New York Times


"[It's Lonely in the Modern World] would be a good gift for anyone who knows that they may be taking design just a teeny but on the too-serious side; it's got great photos, a nice looking layout, and just enough tongue-in-cheek humor mixed in with real style to make it an entertaining yet aesthetically pleasing read- ApartmentTherapy.com


"The Unhappy Hipsters sensibility has a different groove in book form from the website...the book plays the joke exceedingly close to the line of sincerity. It may be part of the joke to catch a few modern enthusiasts unaware by disguising the book as a bona fide guidebook." -Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

"It's Lonely in the Modern World... takes the ennui to new heights." -Babble.com

About the Author

Molly Jane Quinn is a founder of Unhappyhipsters.com, which receives over 200,000 unique visitors weekly. She lives in Portland, Oregon.

Jenna Talbott is a founder of Unhappyhipsters.com, which receives over 200,000 unique visitors weekly. She lives in Boston, Massachusetts.
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Product Details

  • Paperback: 176 pages
  • Publisher: Chronicle Books (October 12, 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0811879283
  • ISBN-13: 978-0811879286
  • Product Dimensions: 7.5 x 0.5 x 10.2 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.3 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (9 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #141,406 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Molly Jane Quinn co-founded the sardonic design blog UnhappyHipsters.com with Jenna Talbott in 2010. As a writer and editor, her work has appeared in national and regional magazines and newspapers, including The Boston Globe, Boston magazine, and more. She lives in Portland, Oregon, with her fiance, Rian Sackett, and their dog, Wyatt.

"It's Lonely in the Modern World" is her first book.

(Author photo by Lisa Warninger, urbanweedsblog.com)

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From how to choose the perfect color of concrete to using your pets as decor, Unhappy Hipsters will reward you with untoward design knowledge. Keep up with and beat the Jones's with this utterly indispensable, insightful, and inexplicable handbook for designing your modern home. Perfect for the DIYer who is too cheap to hire out for quality craftsmanship.
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By F. Ow on March 27, 2013
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A lighthearted book those of us who (1) have a sense of humor, and (2) love mid-century modern design. Provides a nice laugh.
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Owning an Eames Chair doesn't make you an interior designer, so if you've ever dreamed of getting your home featured in Dwell Magazine, you'll need this handbook.
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By raquel paños on November 28, 2012
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like and love it! a lot of fun, great photos, good comments...great! Very fashionable and coolhunting. Good purchase, but high rates taxes.
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I highly recommend this book for any Mid Century Modern fan. It really is great fun to read. Very witty & entertaining.
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