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The Geek Handbook: Practical Skills and Advice for the Likeable Modern Geek

The Geek Handbook: Practical Skills and Advice for the Likeable Modern Geek

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by Alex Langley
     
 

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And the GEEKS shall inherit the earth!

Although it may not be good for their pasty white skin, Geeks these days are enjoying a moment in the sun. From Pop Culture to High-Tech Everything, Geeks rule and everybody else, well, drools.

Drawing on his own knowledge of being a geek for almost 30 years, author Alex Langley provides essential advice for

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And the GEEKS shall inherit the earth!

Although it may not be good for their pasty white skin, Geeks these days are enjoying a moment in the sun. From Pop Culture to High-Tech Everything, Geeks rule and everybody else, well, drools.

Drawing on his own knowledge of being a geek for almost 30 years, author Alex Langley provides essential advice for growth and survival for the modern Geek, including the top five games to play on your phone while listening to boring graduation speeches. There are also quotes and anecdotes from classic Geek gods such as Bill Gates, Sheldon Cooper, Felicia Day, "Weird" Al Yankovic and Dr. Who, that inspire all geeks to embrace not only your iPhones and Xboxes, but who you are.

Let's face it, sometimes being the smartest person in the room isn't enough. And when it's not, The Geek Handbook can help. You'll discover:

  • Basics on social interaction, both online and off.
  • Fashion: just because you can wear socks and sandals doesn't mean you should.
  • Making friends, making dinner, making babies.
  • Warning signs your appliances might secretly be plotting against you.
  • Geeky charities that give a +1 to your Light Side score.
  • Geek girls: tips on interacting with or becoming one of these burgeoning beauties.

So get your Geek on, and keep it on with The Geek Handbook.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781440232886
Publisher:
Krause Publications
Publication date:
11/21/2012
Pages:
240
Sales rank:
1,108,187
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.80(d)

Meet the Author

Alex Langley is co-creator of Rocketllama.com, where he discusses all areas of geekdom, from video games to comics to movies and more. He has over 14,000 followers on Twitter, and is lead writer on video games for a new entertainment news site and geek mecca, GeekNation.com, launching in April and co-founded by various celebrities and producers including co-founder Clare Kramer, the main villain in season 5 of Buffy the Vampire Slayer. He is also head of editing and coordinating articles for Action Flick Chick Katrina Hill at her website, actionflickchick.com, and has been a speaker and presenter at conventions such as Wonder-Con and San-Diego Comic-Con International. He also has a master's of science in psychology from the University of North Texas, and wrote his master's thesis around the topic of video game addiction.

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