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Try making your own! 106 Reader Stereotypes Based On Their Favorite Authors
A few years ago Lauren Leto, creator of
Texts From Last Night, posted a blog entry describing people based on the authors they love. She has since published a book based on this post called Judging a Book by Its Lover. I felt it was time to give this hilarious and staggering list the Buzzfeed Treatment™
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People who type like this: OMG. Mah fAvvv <3 <3.
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Girls who didn’t get enough drama when they were younger.
Girls who can’t read. Or think.
Jonathan Safran Foer
30somethings who were cool when they were 20something.
People I would love to hang out with.
Guys I want to sleep with. (The difference between the two Russian authors lies in the fact that I think the Underground Man is sexier than Pierre Buzukhov).
Christopher Buckley (or William F. Buckley)
Jane Austen (or Bronte Sisters)
Girls who made out with other girls in college when they were going through a “phase”.
People who used to sleep so heavy that they would pee their pants.
Ninth graders who think they’re going to be authors someday but end up in marketing.
Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
People who get their class from Vanity Fair.
People who don’t use conditioner in their hair.
Edgar Allan Poe
Men who live in their mother’s basements. Or goth seventh graders.
Doctors who went to third-tier medical schools.
Doctors who went to medical schools in the Dominican Republic.
People who used to get lost in supermarkets when they were kids.
Guys who are in the third coolest frat of a private college.
Women who give their boyfriend marriage ultimatums.
People whose favorite day in elementary school was “Grandparent’s Day”.
People who are bigger conspiracy theorists than Orwell fans.
People who have read only one book in their life and it was To Kill A Mockingbird (and it was their assigned reading in the ninth grade).
Hunter S Thompson
That kid in your philosophy class with the stupid tattoo.
Pearl S. Buck
Women whose favorite president was Harry S. Truman.
Female high-school English professors who only have an undergraduate degree.
Women on the East coast who wish they were from the South.
People who liked Gilmore Girls – even in the first season.
Men who argue Neil Gaiman is overrated.
People who have never been dungeons master but still play D&D.
11th graders who peed their pants while watching the movie It.
People who can quote the Comic Book Guy from Simpsons.
People who move to Thailand after high school for the drug scene.
Youth group leaders who picked their nose in the 4th grade.
People who bought the first generation Amazon Kindle.
Guys who haven’t convinced their girlfriends to try anal yet.
Alexis de Tocqueville
Political theory and constitutional democracy majors.
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People who skipped school by hiding out in the gym.
Women who have repressed their desire to go to Renaissance Festivals
Gabriel Garcia Marquez
Girls who intern at Nylon but end up moving back to the Midwest for their real job.
People who didn’t go to college but do well on crossword puzzles.
Girls who are too frightened to go skydiving.
The girl who just turned vegan to cover up her eating disorder.
Female high-school French teachers who have their master’s degree.
People who love buying drinks for their friends. See also, people who cringe when they see their bar tab.
Women who live in any area of Brooklyn other than Park Slope, but may end up there someday and if that day comes, they will switch to Barbara Kingsolver fans.
People who don’t mind the color orange.
People who would never dream of owning any type of “toy” breed dog.
People who have their significant other grab them under the table in order to shut them up whenever someone else at a dinner says something absolutely ridiculous and wrong.
People who google image search Padma Lakshmi late at night.
People who went to art school after “trying it out” at a public university.
People who played Creep by Radiohead while having sex or smoking pot. Longer explanation
People who can’t resist anything. See also, people who claim they’re going to change but never do.
People who would never dream of owning anything that could be classified as a “knick-knack”.
People who don’t mind others smoking around them.
People who can name at least two Miyazaki films.
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