Full of the same humor that made Stuff White People Like a New York Times bestseller for 14 weeks, Whiter Shades of Pale features an innovative, brand-new twist–region-by-region breakdowns and illustrations of the differences that make White People hilariously and ridiculously proud of where they’re from. —Random House Publishing Group More from the New York Times Book Review: In Whiter Shades of Pale, Mr. Lander’s targets are more far-flung, and it’s a treat to watch him take aim. He takes note of the industries, in addition to classical music, that survive solely on white guilt: “Penguin Classics, the SPCA, free-range chicken farms, and the entire rubber bracelet market.” About the chef Anthony Bourdain’s TV show — during which Mr. Bourdain eats arcane dishes and complains about tourists — the author writes, “There hasn’t been a show this reaffirming to white people since ‘Seinfeld.’ ” You’ll find Whiter Shades of Pale in that dimly understood and flimsy bookstore subdivision, the humor section. It belongs upfront, where the best new nonfiction walks point.
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