The Book & the 'Burbs
The official release date of Hipster Christianity is just a few days away (Aug. 1). But a few days after that (Aug. 3), something else—something wonderful—is released. I’m talking, of course, about the highly anticipated new Arcade Fire album, The Suburbs.
The album is amazing, and you can read my full review of it here. I actually think there are some interesting similarities between the album and the book—both are deeply nostalgic and in conversation with the curiosities of suburban religious upbringing, both are critical of the hipster ethos that declares war on suburbia and all things corporate, only to replace it with things that are equally imperfect and ephemeral.
To celebrate the release of Hipster Christianity and The Suburbs, I’m giving away both in a drawing on Tuesday. I’ll draw two winners out of a hat on Tuesday, and both winners will be sent a copy of the Arcade Fire album along with an autographed copy of my book. If you’re more excited about the album, I don’t blame you! But I promise you’ll enjoy both!
So, how can your name be entered in the prize drawing? There are a couple ways to enter:
I can’t imagine a lot of people will do this, but I’m still giving the prizes to two winners on Tuesday… so your odds are good!