Stereotyping people by their favorite author

This is a hilarious, outstanding bit of stereotyping from Lauren Leto. What does your favorite author say about you?

Some samples:

Christopher Buckley (or William F. Buckley): People who love excess verbiage.

Ayn Rand: Workaholics seeking validation.

David Foster Wallace: Confirmed 90’s literati.

Jane Austen (or Bronte Sisters): Girls who made out with other girls in college when they were going through a “phase”.

Ralph Waldo Emerson: People who can start a fire.

Nathaniel Hawthorne: People who used to sleep so heavy that they would pee their pants.

Charles Dickens: Ninth graders who think they’re going to be authors someday but end up in marketing.

And so many, many more!


  1. It's such a preposterous list, getting moreso as it goes along. I can't stop reading it...

  2. (snort)

    So who's YOUR favorite author? Peace, Linda

  3. My fav is P.G. Wodehouse, who is NOT on the list. Wonder what that says about me?



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