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Live Like a Vulcan, Love Like a Wookiee, Laugh Like a Hobbit: Life Lessons from Pop Culture

Live Like a Vulcan, Love Like a Wookiee, Laugh Like a Hobbit: Life Lessons from Pop Culture


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Much like a dragon-guarded mountain filled with stolen dwarf gold, Pop Culture is far more than just a side quest or afternoon’s entertainment: it contains a veritable treasure trove overflowing with life lessons.

If there’s one takeaway from more than 40 years of Scooby-Doo mysteries, it’s that the vast majority of life’s villains are old white men using literal scare tactics to hold on to whatever privilege they have; Stranger Things taught us that any group of bike-riding kids are either running from or toward a vast governmental conspiracy; The Wizard of Oz proved that fashion can only take you so far; The Lord of the Rings showed us not only about the power of statement jewelry but that gifts come with strings attached; and Jaws was evidence that no matter how prepared you think you are, you should always expect the unexpected.

This modern-day fable takes the best elements of My Dinner With Andre, The Big Bang Theory, and How to Make Friends and Influence People, to tell the story of three cosplaying friends sharing what they have learned from their favorite (and hated) movies, series, and games in a cafe after a day of walking the halls of a convention center.

Live Like a Vulcan, Love Like a Wookiee, Laugh Like a Hobbit invites readers to a never-before-seen and slightly skewed look at the most memorable moments in films, shows, books, comic books, graphic novels, and video games. By the end of this pop-culture tour, fans of all ages will be given more inside knowledge than could ever be gotten at a comic convention, more self-help tools than can fit into any utility belt, more treasures than can be found in a cave of wonders, and more smiles than can be seen on any joker’s face.

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781953295828
Publisher: BenBella Books, Inc.
Publication date: 10/05/2021
Pages: 112
Sales rank: 472,054
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.40(h) x 0.50(d)

About the Author

Robb Pearlman is a #1 New York Times bestselling author, editor, and pop culturalist. He has written more than 30 books, including Star Trek: Fun with Kirk and Spock, What Would Skeletor Do?, Nerd Haiku, Rick and Morty's Book of Gadgets and Inventions, and I Adulted: Stickers for Grownups.

Table of Contents

An Unexpected Pleasure 1

No Choice, Huh? 5

You're Going to Need a Bigger Boat 11

You Meddling Kids 15

Live Like a Vulcan 21

Love Like a Wookiee 25

Laugh Like a Hobbit 27

How We Face Death Is at Least as Important as How We Face Life 29

I Found the Seer's Body in the Quicksand 35

Fly Casual 43

Go, Speed Round, Go! 45

There Is a Clause in the Contract 47

Hire the Clown 51

Go, Speed Round, Go Go! 53

There Is No Good and Evil 55

Punishment Means Nothing to Them 61

Backstory Stuff 63

Assemble! 67

Go, Speed Round, Go Go Go! 69

Our Scientists Have Done Things Which Nobody's Ever Done Before 71

I'm Asking You to Take a Leap of Faith 75

What We Do in Life … Echoes in Eternity 79

Go, Speed Round, Go Go Go Go! 83

Worth It! 85

Mark and Remember 91

Go, Speed Round, Go Go Go Go Go! 95

Here at the End of All Things 97

Acknowledgments 100

About the Author 101

Illustrator Credits 102

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