Book recommendations for a nerdy, super smart, often silly uncle?
December 10, 2013 9:18 PM Subscribe
What newly released books would my nerdy, geeky, incredibly smart, completely rad uncle enjoy?
posted by missmary6 to Media & Arts (26 answers total) 37 users marked this as a favorite
I want to get my uncle three or four books for Xmas. He's amazing, but his interests are very different than mine, and I have a hard time picking out things he'd like. He's nerdy: he writes about tech stuff for a living. He loves strong male figures: James Bond, Sherlock Holmes, George Washington, but he's nowhere near a "bro" or the stereotypical masculine identity. He loves David Foster Wallace. He's so smart I sometimes trip up talking to him because he thinks in such complex ways. He's also totally goofy: he loves webcomics and absurd Sci-Fi B movies (Mansquito!). He has a dark sense of humor. He likes both fiction and non-fiction. I'm hoping for newer releases, preferably in the last few years. One book on my list is Allie Brosh's Hyperbole and a Half, which I know he would connect with and enjoy.
What are some book recommendations for my totally awesome uncle?