BN.com Gift Guide

The Indie Cred Test: Everything You Need to Know About Knowing Everything You Need to Know

( 3 )

Overview

An obsessively completist checklist of cool—covering lifestyle, fashion, music, movies, body art, and more.

The Indie Cred Test is the ultimate test of hipness. Sixteen chapters and countless sidebars cover musicians, authors, hipsters, hippies, miniature toy poodles, and everything in between. Part pop culture quiz, part satire, part handbook of all things cool, this fun and fascinating book is The Official Preppy Handbook meets The Hipster ...

See more details below
Other sellers (Paperback)
  • All (46) from $1.99   
  • New (19) from $1.99   
  • Used (27) from $1.99   
The Indie Cred Test: Everything You Need to Know About Knowing Everything You Need to Know

Available on NOOK devices and apps  
  • NOOK Devices
  • Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 NOOK 7.0
  • Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 NOOK 10.1
  • NOOK HD Tablet
  • NOOK HD+ Tablet
  • NOOK eReaders
  • NOOK Color
  • NOOK Tablet
  • Tablet/Phone
  • NOOK for Windows 8 Tablet
  • NOOK for iOS
  • NOOK for Android
  • NOOK Kids for iPad
  • PC/Mac
  • NOOK for Windows 8
  • NOOK for PC
  • NOOK for Mac
  • NOOK for Web

Want a NOOK? Explore Now

NOOK Book (eBook)
$15.99
BN.com price

Overview

An obsessively completist checklist of cool—covering lifestyle, fashion, music, movies, body art, and more.

The Indie Cred Test is the ultimate test of hipness. Sixteen chapters and countless sidebars cover musicians, authors, hipsters, hippies, miniature toy poodles, and everything in between. Part pop culture quiz, part satire, part handbook of all things cool, this fun and fascinating book is The Official Preppy Handbook meets The Hipster Handbook, plus massive amounts of (what else?) indie cred.

Readers can put their indie cred to the test by answering such questions and prompts as:

• Explain McSweeney’s.

• Is a bike your primary form of transportation?

• Is there any kind of T-shirt that can’t be worn ironically?

• Has Courtney Love ever taken a swing at you?

Read More Show Less
  • The Indie Cred Test
    The Indie Cred Test  

What People Are Saying

From the Publisher
“[Owings is] the Renaissance Man lurking in the shadows of the underground rock Renaissance.”—LA Times

“Highly recommended as superior toilet reading for masochists who like music too much.”—mojo

“The book is super packed with yuks...the book is mostly very funny and worth buying.” —Vice.com

“You don’t get extra credit for owning more than one copy of Radiohead’s latest humcore opus. How do we know? By testing ourselves with this encyclopedic, tongue-in-Will-Oldham’s bearded-cheek series of indie rock quizzes.”—Entertainment Weekly

“Every time you flip through the book you’ll find some new piece of minutiae that will have you laughing out loud.”—The Agit Reader

“The truth is, there are not very many people writing this style of satirical culture book anymore.”—Slug Magazine

“Something laugh-out-loud funny pops up nearly every four or five sentences.”—Blurt Online

The Indie Cred Test is the most dense expression of an unnecessarily self-obsessed culture you may ever see.”—The Daily Swarm

“Pointlessly insular and gut-bustingly hilarious.”—Spin

“Henry Owings has been fearlessly and amusingly taking the piss out of rock ’n’ roll for nearly 20 years.”—Pitchfork

From the Publisher
“[Owings is] the Renaissance Man lurking in the shadows of the underground rock Renaissance.”—LA Times

“Highly recommended as superior toilet reading for masochists who like music too much.”—mojo

“The book is super packed with yuks...the book is mostly very funny and worth buying.” —Vice.com

“You don’t get extra credit for owning more than one copy of Radiohead’s latest humcore opus. How do we know? By testing ourselves with this encyclopedic, tongue-in-Will-Oldham’s bearded-cheek series of indie rock quizzes.”—Entertainment Weekly

“Every time you flip through the book you’ll find some new piece of minutiae that will have you laughing out loud.”—The Agit Reader

“The truth is, there are not very many people writing this style of satirical culture book anymore.”—Slug Magazine

“Something laugh-out-loud funny pops up nearly every four or five sentences.”—Blurt Online

The Indie Cred Test is the most dense expression of an unnecessarily self-obsessed culture you may ever see.”—The Daily Swarm

“Pointlessly insular and gut-bustingly hilarious.”—Spin

“Henry Owings has been fearlessly and amusingly taking the piss out of rock ’n’ roll for nearly 20 years.”—Pitchfork

Read More Show Less

Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780399159800
  • Publisher: Penguin Group (USA)
  • Publication date: 9/4/2012
  • Pages: 192
  • Product dimensions: 7.90 (w) x 9.90 (h) x 0.40 (d)

Meet the Author

Henry Owings is the founder and publisher of Chunklet magazine. He has been profiled in the Village Voice, the Onion’s A.V. Club, and elsewhere. He lives outside of Atlanta.

Read More Show Less

Customer Reviews

Average Rating 5
( 3 )
Rating Distribution

5 Star

(3)

4 Star

(0)

3 Star

(0)

2 Star

(0)

1 Star

(0)

Your Rating:

Your Name: Create a Pen Name or

Barnes & Noble.com Review Rules

Our reader reviews allow you to share your comments on titles you liked, or didn't, with others. By submitting an online review, you are representing to Barnes & Noble.com that all information contained in your review is original and accurate in all respects, and that the submission of such content by you and the posting of such content by Barnes & Noble.com does not and will not violate the rights of any third party. Please follow the rules below to help ensure that your review can be posted.

Reviews by Our Customers Under the Age of 13

We highly value and respect everyone's opinion concerning the titles we offer. However, we cannot allow persons under the age of 13 to have accounts at BN.com or to post customer reviews. Please see our Terms of Use for more details.

What to exclude from your review:

Please do not write about reviews, commentary, or information posted on the product page. If you see any errors in the information on the product page, please send us an email.

Reviews should not contain any of the following:

  • - HTML tags, profanity, obscenities, vulgarities, or comments that defame anyone
  • - Time-sensitive information such as tour dates, signings, lectures, etc.
  • - Single-word reviews. Other people will read your review to discover why you liked or didn't like the title. Be descriptive.
  • - Comments focusing on the author or that may ruin the ending for others
  • - Phone numbers, addresses, URLs
  • - Pricing and availability information or alternative ordering information
  • - Advertisements or commercial solicitation

Reminder:

  • - By submitting a review, you grant to Barnes & Noble.com and its sublicensees the royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable right and license to use the review in accordance with the Barnes & Noble.com Terms of Use.
  • - Barnes & Noble.com reserves the right not to post any review -- particularly those that do not follow the terms and conditions of these Rules. Barnes & Noble.com also reserves the right to remove any review at any time without notice.
  • - See Terms of Use for other conditions and disclaimers.
Search for Products You'd Like to Recommend

Recommend other products that relate to your review. Just search for them below and share!

Create a Pen Name

Your Pen Name is your unique identity on BN.com. It will appear on the reviews you write and other website activities. Your Pen Name cannot be edited, changed or deleted once submitted.

 
Your Pen Name can be any combination of alphanumeric characters (plus - and _), and must be at least two characters long.

Continue Anonymously
Sort by: Showing all of 3 Customer Reviews
  • Anonymous

    Posted September 27, 2014

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
  • Anonymous

    Posted September 25, 2014

    Starr

    I have a Pottermore. QuillProphecy some numbers. I'll grt a Quotev. Your name is Murp? Mirp?

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
  • Anonymous

    Posted October 3, 2014

    Ziller

    Miss you...... My new account is called 'Discord'. With a capital D.

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
Sort by: Showing all of 3 Customer Reviews

If you find inappropriate content, please report it to Barnes & Noble
Why is this product inappropriate?
Comments (optional)