American Nerd: The Story of My People
Publish date: May 13th 2007
Pages no: 240
Edition language: English
, Cultural Studies
, Pop Culture
I think sentences like this really speak for the content of the book and the overall attitude of the author towards nerds as well as those who are not what he considers 'his people': "...Bucholtz found that science-fiction fans and females who describe themselves as nerds are both groups that tend t...
Before I launch into a discussion of what a nerd is and where the idea of nerds comes from, I’d like to disclose that when I was eleven, I had a rich fantasy life in which I carried a glowing staff.Thus opens Nugent’s American Nerd: The Story of My People. Personally, I imagined I had the energy bo...
This memoir-cum-treatise is hard to classify because Nugent mixes genres. Part memoir, part sociology, part speculation, it does not cohere as much as this nerd reviewer would like. Speaking of this reviewer, I must say that Nugent does a poor job of characterizing female nerds. I know that I'm a ne...
I thought I was going to love this book. Not! I found it a bit boring and it took me a while to get through it. Definitely male centric.
Benjamin Nugent delves into the subculture and history of the nerd, from early beginnings through World of Warcraft and anime nerds of the present day. Nugent walks a fine line between sociological study and personal memoir as he recalls the Dungeons and Dragons sessions of his youth. American Nerd...
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