The White Guy: A Field Guide by Stephen Hunt

The White Guy: A Field Guide

byStephen Hunt

Paperback | April 21, 2008

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Meet the species that has ruled the world for the last 3,000 years (give or take the 7th century, and the Seventies).

Who dropped not one but two nukes, killing thousands of non-white guys? Who launched the biggest religious crusade of all time? Who has done more than their share of melting the ozone layer? Who stole rock 'n' roll and won't give it back? Yup: white guys.

Stephen Hunt is, and always has been, a white guy. But then he married Melanee, a black woman from Baltimore. Now as he plays with their African-Canadian son, he has started to realize he isn't the solution-he's part of the problem. In this tell-all exposÈ, Hunt puts on his anthropologist's hat and looks at what makes white guys tick: how we dress (not very well, unless you dig khakis with denim shirts); how we communicate (coldly, at least with non-white guys); what we value (guns and being safe); and who we invite into our inner sanctums. His research has unearthed the 10 Whitest Songs Ever (A Whiter Shade of Pale, Play That Funky Music White Boy) and 10 Sports White Guys Still Play Better Than Anyone, If You Don't Count Tiger (golf, hockey, NASCAR and bass fishing).

About The Author

Stephen Hunt has covered arts and entertainment for the Globe & Mail, Sports Illustrated, the Los Angeles Times, the New York Press, Saturday Night, the CBC, National Public Radio and Britain's FQ. He has had a number of plays produced Off Broadway, including The White Guy, purchased for television by Warner Brothers and Quincy Jones i...
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Title:The White Guy: A Field GuideFormat:PaperbackDimensions:288 pages, 8 × 5 × 0.6 inPublished:April 21, 2008Language:English

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ISBN - 10:1553653025

ISBN - 13:9781553653028

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Table of Contents

PrologueIntroductionClothes, or PlumageCuisine of the White MaleMood-Altering SubstancesHabitat, or Home and HearthSpiritual Beliefs, or The Things That Matter MostEmotional LifeMating HabitsInterlude A - The Quest for AuthenticityWhite Guy CultureSportsInterlude B - The Pursuit of Excellence vs. The New MediocrityThe White Guy in Human HistoryPolitical Systems, or Notes on Our Three-Thousand-Year Winning StreakWhite Guys aorund the WorldTwenty-First-Century White GuyOptional Ending, for People Who Don't Have Time to Read the Whole Book