I realize that title may sound a little backwards, but I’m just a little disappointed that I can’t find a copy of The Geek Handbook at any of the academic libraries accessible through my school’s library site. I found the book by doing an Amazon search for geek culture, just to make sure I’m not missing anything I should be looking at in book form. I’ll probably just suck it up and buy this one, as I’m already fascinated by the range of user reviews:
Definative anthropological guide to geeks of all ages, June 15, 2000
Reviewer: A reader
This book is that rare and wonderful creation, a humor book that actually gives useful information about a sorely misunderstood segment of today’s population. Mikki Halpin addresses the issues that pervade life with a geek, but in a gentle and humorous way without ever sounding patronizing. Now that the geeks run the world, thank god there is miss halpin to show us how to thrive and survive through all of our geek interactions.
I realize we’re targeting slightly different markets here, but I’m not sure how comfortable I am competing with the definitive anthropological guide to geeks. I’m not even sure I’m allowed to be funny in a dissertation, which puts me at a distinct disadvantage.