The Status Revolution: The Improbable Story of How the Lowbrow Became the Highbrow


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$27.99  $26.03
Simon & Schuster
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6.22 X 9.06 X 0.94 inches | 1.1 pounds

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About the Author

Chuck Thompson is the author of the widely reviewed political screed Better Off Without 'Em: A Northern Manifesto for Southern Secession, as well as the comic memoirs Smile When You're Lying and To Hellholes and Back. His writing has appeared in Outside, Politico, Esquire, Men's Journal, The New Republic, and many other publications.


"A spirited and thoughtful exploration of Big Status, with plenty of laughs and mind-bending revelations along the way. Thompson is that perfect combo of dogged reporter and enthusiastic tour guide, with a healthy dose of contrarian wit. In The Status Revolution, he connects disparate industries and unusual characters in the fun--and always surprising--way that makes him one of my all-time favorites."
--Sarah Knight, bestselling author of The Life-Changing Magic of Not Giving a F*ck

"Chuck Thompson has tackled this slippery and ineffable topic with great aplomb, emerging with a book that is well-reasoned, beautifully paced, and a whole lot of fun. I feel improved."
--Henry Alford, author of And Then We Danced

"Fusing cultural anthropology, cutting-edge neuroscience and an impressive knowledge of Ferrari interior car design, Thompson has written a highly original book that is both eye-opening and hilarious. This is one writer who can keep a lot of balls in the air."
--Joe Queenan, Wall Street Journal columist and author of Closing Time

"Buckle up and enjoy the hilariously curious, fact-packed global quest to understand why human beings still insist on outranking each other, from brain scientists to small-penis sports cars, purebred dogs, hiphop video directors, nudist hippie totem carvers, philanthropic tax evasion, and fame survivor Rick Springfield."
--Jack Boulware, co-founder of Litquake
"[Status Revolution] is chock-full of fascinating revelations." --IN TOUCH WEEKLY
"This will be hard for pop-culture readers to put down." --BOOKLIST

"Thompson is an insightful, wry observer of our times, with a cynical eye for the most foolish of human follies." --KIRKUS REVIEWS
"Witty and incisive ... an entertaining and intelligent eye-opener." --PUBLISHERS WEEKLY

"A very funny, surprisingly far-reaching attempt to determine what status means." --MEN'S JOURNAL