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 A field guide to scenesters, trend-hoppers, and other cutting-edge species you’ve like, probably never heard of. They’re pretty obscure.    An illustrated pocket guide to the hip characters populating “cool neighborhoods” across America, Hipster Animals helps readers identify these urban wildlife in their natural habitats. Including details on the creatures’ identifying c A field guide to scenesters, trend-hoppers, and other cutting-edge species you’ve like, probably never heard of. They’re pretty obscure.    An illustrated pocket guide to the hip characters populating “cool neighborhoods” across America, Hipster Animals helps readers identify these urban wildlife in their natural habitats. Including details on the creatures’ identifying characteristics, diets, mating behavior, and calls, this parody reference guide provides a snarky glimpse into the foreign—yet all too familiar—world of the trendsetters among us.From the Trade Paperback edition....

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ISBN : 9781607747925
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Number of Pages : 128 Pages
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Hipster Animals: A Field Guide Reviews

  • Melissa ♥ Dog Lover ♥ Martin
    2019-06-14 09:56

    OMG! THIS BOOK! You have different groups of hipsters in the book. They have them put into groups in the book. You have, Food & Drink, On The Scene, Fashion & Style, Tech & Online, Music, Friends & Lovers, Entertainment & Recreation, Make & Hoard, and The Finer Arts. There are random tidbits about things on different pages as well. I thought these hipster animals were just cute, my favorite being the horse, I call him Meh, I will add his picture on here. I could relate to several of these hipster animals but I'm not telling which ones. LOL Here are some pictures of a few of them including the Meh horse. :-)The drawings are great and so are the sayings that go with each animal. I think if you want a good laugh that is totally different then you will probably like this book! Although, there are some cuss words in the book so I'm not sure if you want to let your young child look at this without you proof reading it first! *I would like to thank Blogging For Books for a copy of this book in exchange for my honest review.*

  • Marjolein
    2019-06-14 08:20

    Read all my review on A quick, quite funny breakdown of a lot of the different hipster stereotypes. Some were very recognizable (although they probably wouldn't like to hear it). Transform every type of hipster into an animal and give them some interesting facts, it's something that I don't think a lot of people could pull off successfully.But I liked it, and even though there are a lot of hipsters in there, it kept being entertaining and it didn't feel overlong. I think it would definitely a good conversation starter, or perhaps it's the right incentive to hold that long overdue intervention.Thanks to the publisher and Netgalley for providing me with a free copy of this book in exchange for an honest review!

  • BalleMillner (Blogger, Freelance Writer, Aspiring Autho
    2019-06-06 09:17

    “A field guide to scenesters, trend-hoppers, and other cutting-edge species you’ve like, probably never heard of. They’re pretty obscure.” – Hipster Animals: A Field Guide by Dyna MoeClick below for the review.

  • Nicole
    2019-06-22 10:02

    #thanks#NetGalley#4dabook (pun intended)"We all are equally repulsive. Everyone's the worst."I think it's fair to say the author's note is on point. What's also on point is the research behind this book. Although it's definitely intended as a mockery of today's hipsters, it is surprisingly dense and factual; maybe too dense for my liking.But, oh my, who thought there are so many species of hipsters out there? And although many of them tended to be boring to read about, there were some of them who were intrinsically funny. And in spite of the fact that the author may sound a bit too condescending at times, she sure can write clever comedy.Regarding the art, using animals is not something I would have chosen, but I must admit that the images are enjoyable and well-detailed. Also, the "tomorrow's coffee trends", "trivia smörgåsbord" and "most popular haircuts" were funny and don't even get me started on the food trucks! OF MICE AND RAMEN:"Our food does not actually contain mice". Reaally?!?If I were to choose my favourite "hipster animals" I'd definitely go with:-Vegan Gelato Scooper(Doesn't call their sweetheart "honey"; it endorses exploitation of bees. Prefers the name "agave nectar")-Party Crasher Photog( currently barred from entering Ibiza, Amsterdam, Dubai, Tel Aviv, Vatican City and Thailand-"all of it.")-Hungover Yogi( repeating mantra "liquorbeforebeerneverfear...")Overall, it was a pleasant read. Good job, Dyna! I'd love to see more of her works.

  • Brenda Ayala
    2019-06-16 06:58

    Oh, do I love these kinds of books. It is snarky and full of hipster stereotypes--some that I have never heard of, but quite a few more that I HAVE heard of. I was a tiny bit disappointed in myself for being similar (only in some ways) to these the beer know-it-all, or the one who loves books....But really, this is just spot on. I feel like if I walk down any street in Portland I will see 5 of these. I was definitely chuckling my way through this little gem, it is so eerily accurate.But the best part: these animals totally make the book. There's a hyena, a platypus, a squid, a ram.... all kinds of super totally cool animals aside from your basic ones like an elephant. The one that had the tassels over the nipples was totally my favorite.Oh also: kudos to the author for putting their own stereotype in the book. The one about how they have their own blog and want to make it into a book. I see you!

  • Jillyn
    2019-06-26 10:57

    4.5 stars.Oh my god, I absolutely loved this book. Pardon my French, but I laughed my ass off. I read it aloud with my girlfriend, and it kept us amused from cover to cover. This book is a "field guide" to the different kinds of hipsters. Each one is represented like an animal in the wild, including an illustration and physical traits. There's also listings for things like call, nest, markings, dangers, diet, mating, habitat, threats, spoors, range, predators, migration, prey, and life cycle for these exotic hipster creatures.The book is divided into sections that include things such as "Food and Drink", "Music", and "On the Scene". Perhaps what is so hilarious to me is that I know people who live up to the stereotype in most (if not all) of the categories represented. My girlfriend would also tell you that I fit into the food and drink category, but she is not to be listened to (sorry babe). The artwork is really nicely done. It's colorful, and somehow these stereotypes are funnier and more palatable when the hipster in question is turned into a red panda or a moose. It also includes fun little snarky bonuses, such as Parade Hipster Bingo and Draw the Tattoos on the Pinup.If you know me at all in real life, you know I make puns. A lot of them. Really bad ones. Constantly. To the point of annoyance. I am delighted at the sheer amount of puns and word play in this book. It's clever and hilarious, and entirely up my alley of humor. My absolute favorite of these jokes is a food truck entitled "Bahn Mi Talk Pretty One Day". Just, bravo and well done. -slow claps-This book also has some great quotes. Here are my two favorites, if I'm being honest:"With the right attitude, anything can be made into a pickle" - City Boy BBQ Pitmasterand"If a phenomenon is not observed, then it can't be proven to exist, and these shoes are too phenomenal to be theoretical." - Fashion Plate Photo DiaristSome of the lovely species in this book include the Pho Authenticity Police, Way-Too-Positive Sex Crusader, and the Dandy Mixologist. This is full of cute, douchey animals, but don't be fooled. This is a book intended for teens and adults. There's language, drugs, sex, and alcohol involved. Hilarious for adults, scarring for kids looking at stoner kittens. So, be aware of that.I already know I'm buying a copy of this for someone I know for her birthday once it is released. This book is great for people who either don't like hipsters, or who don't mind poking fun at themselves every now and again. Or constantly. I received this book from the publisher in exchange for my honest review. This review can also be found on my blog, Bitches n Prose.

  • Morgan
    2019-06-26 15:09

    I received this book from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.Hipster mockery. I guess you could say I'm here for it. Maybe so here for it that I was here waaaaayyyy before it became so mainstream. (I kid.)This was okay, and had some slight chuckle moments.The different food trucks were probably one of my favorite parts. Then the new food mash-ups.The drawings were hit and miss, but still entertaining to look at. Sometimes they looked a bit pixelated around the edges if they were on a black background, but I'm guessing in a print version that issue wouldn't be there.There were a few times the text would look almost a pale beige sometimes on my kindle app or kindle itself (very pale gray) a few times. Usually closing and opening or flipping forward a few pages and then going back would make it fix itself. There were also times the text was intermixed with other text, like two paragraphs trying to share the same living space. It made some sections a bit like a word jumble puzzle.Not counting either of those things against it, because they are likely just due to the format -- sometimes it doesn't translate well across devices.The variety of animals turned into varied hipster phenotypes was great (there's even a naked mole rat), as was the fact that they tried to hit just about everything within the guide (even some things I wouldn't have necessarily have thought of under the "hipster" umbrella like a renamed "manic pixie dream girl".)In the end, "it was okay".

  • Jezire C Akin
    2019-06-12 10:18

    *Please note I received an ebook version of this book from Ten Speed Press through in exchange for my honest review.How freaking cute is this cover? If you are one of those people who is sick hearing that "You've probably never heard of it," than this is the book for you.A funny take on the pseudo hippies and hipsters that are now part of a never ending subculture of millennials poised to take over every aspect of culture today.Some of my favorites included the "Globe-Trotting Seeker of Self," the "Party Crasher Photog," and the "Recreationally Homeless." My husband actually met someone who was recreationally homeless once and they literally just hitch hiked and begged for money even though they were college educated and came from wealthy families.This new strange and silly hipster groups were comical to read about and even though you might agree with some aspects of hipster culture like micro breweries and independent coffee shops I still think you would get a kick out of this fun and inventive pocket guide to the hipster nation.

  • Melissa
    2019-06-13 10:51

    As someone who frequently reviews advance reader copies of books, I'm seen a fair share of oddities- but this one takes the cake. This is a collection of drawings of animals dressed as hipster humans. The author describes this book as "a narrow sliver of beasts of the postcollege upwardly mobile special-snowflakes animal kingdom and those who want to be like them." As I flipped through, I kept thinking that this was an "Internet thing" that I had missed out on. Lo and behold there is a Hipster Animal Tumbler page dating back to 2011.The drawings are really well done and quite humorous. The concept is followed through completely and I can't help but wonder how many dive bars/ coffee houses the author sat in to come up with so many hipster animal types- close to 100!I'm reviewing an digital version of this book, but this is more of a coffee table kind of book- something 20 somethings would leave out next to a copy of The Oatmeal's latest.

  • Kat Wells
    2019-06-10 13:56

    I would love to own this book!! It doen't have much in it or much really well written but it is an amazing book! I loved how well they paired the animal to that type of hipster! It is weird knowing that this is what our generation is all about but it was really funny and cute to see! A majority of the time we don't want to see that we are these types of people but we are and some of the things they say about the different types or what those types say about themselves is the actual reality! Great book! Loved this one..anyone who likes these kinds of funny books should read it!

  • Eva
    2019-05-31 13:02

    A hilarious look at today's society

  • Harris
    2019-06-23 07:05

    [3.5]Just when you thought tongue in cheek hipster “field guides” derived from blogs were so 2010, comes Hipster Animals: A Field Guide, just in time. I guess. This issue is noted in the author's notes themselves, acknowledging that this work will, no doubt, be rendered obsolete quickly in coming "cycles of coolness," but will still be good for nostalgia, of course. In a perhaps hopeless attempt to avoid "judgement," the Author’s Note posits "we are all equally repulsive. Everyone is the worse." A specific collection of vignettes of the "postcollege upwardly mobile" (no dudebros or "mainline geekery," for instance, though that one I'd love to see), including various forms of foodies, techies, scenesters, and artists, among others. Creatures we are probably all familiar with at their various dens in urban areas and college towns across North America. Like any good field guide, the various markings, calls, diets, habitats, and other fun facts of the species are detailed to aid identification of common types like the Community Vegetable Advocates, Brazen Kidults, Neofolk Buskers, and Internet Blind Dates.The illustrations are cute and amusing and colorful. I also enjoy the witty, blink and you'll miss them in jokes of a lot of the animals represented as well, like, the Experimental Coffee Gastronomist is a civet. How cute is that? Also, am I wrong, but could the Outdoor Screening Heckler, a loon with a penchant for shouting jokes her "friends find hilarious" at movie screens wearing a Minnesota necklace be a reference to our state movie comedians, MST3K? There seem to be a couple of sly nods to our state, so I am forced to wonder if the author may be a former Minnesotan. Also, I liked the diversity of species included as well; aside from the usual mammals there is also plenty of space for other Classes as well, birds, reptiles, even a few amphibians, fish, and mollusks. In any case, Hipster Animals, unlike certain other earlier attempts, does manage, for the most part, a rather gentle, charming, and sympathetic mockery of the subject, and is worth flipping through for anyone who enjoys quirky pictures of animals doing human stuff. It would prolly look good on the coffee table of any loft or maker space, at least until the next cycle of coolness rolls around next month.

  • Andrea
    2019-05-29 13:55

    Hipster AnimalsA Field GuideBy Dyna MoeISBN: 978-1-60774-791-8Retails for $14.99Humor/ParodyAbout: Hipster Animals A Field Guide is an illustrated pocket guide to the hipsters across America. This book helps the reader identify these urban wildlife in their natural habitats. Summary:I absolutely loved this book because I too, am a hipster animal! This book is not only funny, it's informative and all of the references in here are sure to get anybody laughing. The sarcastic tone is mild but legit. The purpose of this book is to poke fun at pop culture stereotypes of those who classify as hipster. There are so many types and by reading this book, you can pinpoint what your friends are, what your family members may be, and you might discover your own inner spirit animal. What's neat is this book also covers varying food trucks, what to buy at a farmer's market, most popular haircuts, and the Gentrification Cycle. The illustrations are seriously so good. Very bright and colorful and very well thought of. Each one helps bring the character descriptions to life. I seriously cracked up at a lot of them! I'd definitely recommend this book to anybody who takes life too seriously.I think I've found a new favorite author!

  • Melissa
    2019-06-16 07:12

    I saw this at Barns and Nobles and flipped through it really quickly and thought "I want this! I bet it's hilarious." When I found out I could get a review copy I was excited, but as I dove in it just kind of fell flat for me. Was there some funny things? Sure, but overall it was just ok. The book breaks it up into different kinds of hipsters and they do a good job nailing them. My favorite parts of the book were the things like the food truck sections and the coffee trends. I guess maybe the whole "animal" thing was not for me. I do think the illustrations, and creativity behind this book is awesome. Everyone's humor is different though. If you are interested in picking up this book for yourself or as a gift, I would highly recommend going to a bookstore and looking through it well before purchasing it. I received this book for free for my honest review.

  • Ran
    2019-06-03 07:51

    This definitely made me chuckle. I gave it to a few friends for Christmas. Sadly I couldn't find myself in there because the literati bird was reading Proust and woah, I would not touchÀ la recherche du temps perduif it were the last book on Earth. You can quote me on that.

  • Mary Foxe
    2019-06-18 12:07

    Note: I received a free copy from NetGalley.I went into this thinking that this would be a lighthearted book about the slightly pretentious side of hipsters. Instead, it was rather caustic. I did not find it particularly funny. The illustrations were interesting and sometimes amusing. This was just not the book for me.

  • Gracie
    2019-06-12 13:51

    This book was a quirky and fun read!The illustrations and descriptions of the Hipster animals are so entertaining to look through on a rainy day. My favorite thing was looking through each of the animals descriptions and trying to fit myself and others into it. I just thought this entire book was gold and super entertaining.

  • Mitzi Moore
    2019-06-05 07:14

    I am not the target demographic for this book, but I still found myself amused by some of the jokes. I'll sum up my feelings with a quote from page 43: the Social Media Branding Network Analyst or Whatever (a green horse standing upright wearing a beanie, a stuffed leather jacket, and over-the-knee socks with short shorts and taking a selfie) says, "Meh."

  • Rendell
    2019-06-11 10:59

    Quirky and funny book about hipster culture. Can identify quite a few friends who are amongst the characters inside. Quite an eye opener, didn't know there are so many different type of hipster categories.

  • Beth
    2019-06-04 13:15

    ARC supplied by publisher via NetGalley

  • Dawn Rutherford
    2019-06-11 14:19

    Loved the art, but didn't really feel it gave any genuine insight into hipsters, just really fleshed out cliches.

  • Stewart
    2019-06-02 09:53

    I guess I just didn't really get it. There were a few smirk-worthy pages but overall the humor was wasted on me.

  • Benjamin
    2019-06-02 09:04

    Some of the caricatures are more humorous than others, I guess it depends on how much of your local hipster fauna you observe.

  • Marykay Pogar
    2019-06-14 12:15