A Complete Encyclopedia of Different Types of PeopleeBook - 2011
People who rely on stereotypes are often vilified. But really, is there a better way to classify people? There are some taxonomical difficulties, though. Exactly how many types of people are there? What behaviors are characteristic of each particular group? How do to know if someone is an armchair psychologist or a kleptomaniac? Gabe Foreman's A Complete Encyclopedia of Different Types of People is not an average reference book. It turns a series of sociological case studies into a functional encyclopedia that doubles as a unique, achingly funny, always engaging collection of poems. 'Bridesmaids,' 'Day Traders,' 'Entomologists,' and 'Number Crunchers' are all dutifully catalogued in a series of luminously strange, compellingly original lyric and prose poems. The resulting field guide to our disparate humanity is often absurd, sometimes sad, and frequently a mixture of both, as each entry unravels according to its own spidery logic.
Publisher: [United States] : Coach House Books : Made available through hoopla, 2011
Characteristics: 1 online resource