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Revisiting 2011: Dear Pretentious Reader: This One’s For You

This week, I’m revisiting some of my favorite posts from 2011 while I take a one-week break from writing and simply focus on reading and spending time with my family. This post was originally published on April 14, 2011. 101 Books will return live on Monday January 2, 2012. See you then!


You know the person. He or she professes to have read everything you ever mention. Everything. Even the obscure out-of-print German romance novel from the 1960s–you know, the one with the protagonist named Bjorn.

Here’s a great little skit from the hilarious show, Portlandia, that mocks said pretentious reader.

Is there a pretentious reader in your life?

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  1. I’d heard of this show but had never seen it — this clip is hilarious!

    hope you had a great holiday


    December 28, 2011
    • Thanks David. You too. I’ve never seen the show either, but I’ve watched several of these clips online. Hilarious stuff. Love the guy from SNL.


      December 28, 2011

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