Tribespotting: Undercover Cult(ure) Stories

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39 West Press
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5.98 X 9.02 X 0.63 inches | 1.04 pounds

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About the Author
HARMON LEON is a journalist, comedian, and author of six previous books, including The Harmon Chronicles and Republican Like Me, which both won Independent Publisher Awards for humor. Leon has appeared on This American Life, The Howard Stern Show, MSNBC, Penn and Teller: Bullshit!, Last Call with Carson Daly, and the BBC. He has performed critically-acclaimed solo comedy shows at venues around the world, including The Edinburgh Festival, Melbourne Comedy Festival, and Montreal's Just for Laughs. His writing can be found in Vice, The Nation, Esquire, Ozy, National Geographic, The Guardian, Wired, and more.
Keith Knight is many things to many people-rapper, social activist, father, and educator among them. He's also one of the funniest and most highly regarded cartoonists in America and the creator of three popular comic strips: The Knight Life, (th)ink, and The K Chronicles. For nearly two decades, Knight, a multi-award-winning artist, has brought the funny back to the funny pages with a uniquely personal style that's a cross between Calvin & Hobbes, MAD, and underground comix. Knight is part of a generation of African-American artists who were raised on hip-hop and infuse their work with urgency, edge, humor, satire, politics, and race. His art has appeared in various publications worldwide, including the Washington Post, Daily KOS, San Francisco Chronicle,, Ebony, ESPN the Magazine, L.A. Weekly, MAD Magazine, and the Funny Times. Find his work online at

"It's hard to keep track of the sheer number of subcultures in the world today-and yet reading Tribespotting, it appears as if Harmon Leon's infiltrated them all. This book was eye-opening to say the least, taking me to places I'd never heard of (including some I maybe wish I still hadn't)." -David Litt, author of NY Times bestseller Thanks, Obama

"No one infiltrates better than Harmon Leon. For a three month period in the summer of 2010, I thought he was my George Foreman grill. But yes, I've been a fan for a long time: from Republican Like Me to Meet the Deplorables to Tribespotting. He's the installation artist I would want to be if I didn't spend all my time yelling. (Tough to infiltrate while yelling.)" -Lee Camp, head writer and host of Redacted Tonight

"My fave? Perhaps that anarcho-situationist rave-up SantaCon? Or the Furries? Or ... or ... Harmon Leon takes us inside some fairly troubled American Dreams." -Anthony Haden-Guest, author of The Last Party

Tribespotting lifts the lid on the strangest and most surreal corners of the country. If you thought the U.S. was bizarre before, you haven't seen nothing yet." -Harriet Alexander, The Telegraph