DOUGLAS COUPLAND SHAMPOO PLANET PDF

Most readers have certain beloved books in multiple copies , but what happens when two of those readers marry? He was the drummer in a band I joined. He introduced me to Coupland, whose books ushered me into our century. Many years later, we ended up married and living in Italy.

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Most readers have certain beloved books in multiple copies , but what happens when two of those readers marry? He was the drummer in a band I joined. He introduced me to Coupland, whose books ushered me into our century. Many years later, we ended up married and living in Italy.

By then, he had become a well-read soldier, and I had become a graduate student with even more books. When the time came to consolidate our collections, we made several easy decisions about which copy of a book to keep and which to give away. We kept my anthologies full of grad school marginalia and the hardback classics he inherited from his grandma. But then we got to Douglas Coupland. His later books were no problem. By the time they came out, we took turns buying them and just borrowed from the other person.

But we had sentimental grunge era attachments to the early ones. But mine is signed, so we kept it too. That book has not become a classic. Most people forget about it when discussing Coupland, but not us. We still refer to it in conversation and occasionally wonder aloud what became of Tyler and Anna-Louise and even Stephanie.

We discussed making one our lending copy. Obviously not. That would have set up an unacceptable power structure in our new marriage. Naturally, we needed that one too, so I bought it. And that is how we ended up as a four- Shampoo Planet household. A few weeks ago, my husband retired from the military, and we moved across the country from a three-bedroom house to a city apartment.

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Still a cultural pulse-taker, Coupland Generation X, organizes his hip bromides and next-wave sententiousness into a rather humdrum narrative that's long on posturing, short on plot. Laughing at disaster, Coupland's post-post-baby-boomers rationalize the culture of constant change, self-reinvention, and immediate gratification. Their adventures on the road include a visit to the commune where Tyler was born and a nightmarish stay at his father's drug farm. Chastened by his low-life in la-la-land, Tyler returns home, rewarded with a dream job and a happier family. Coupland's social commentary is, at its worst, fortune-cookie profound and, at best, a gloss on the Zeitgeist.

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Tyler Johnson is a twenty-year-old MTV child. An ambitious Reagan Youth, Tyler dreams of escape and a career with the corporation whose offices his mother once firebombed. Tyler's soon-to-be-single mother is the fortysomething Jasmine, a "hippie chick" with a Woodstock heart full of love--but also full of confusion because her s dream has turned sour. Burdened with two failed marriages, three kids at home, and job layoffs, Jasmine wonders if the s dream alone can protect her from the s. On the way we meet a constellation of other characters: Anna-Louise, Tyler's post-feminist girlfriend with an eating disorder; Neil, Tyler's Deadhead dope-ranching biological father; Daisy, his neo-hippie sister; Murray, her dreadlocked boyfriend; and Harmony, a rich computer hacker with a fetish for "Star Trek" and the medieval. It was good, although as I find with some of his work it takes a few chapters to get into. His way of speaking in his books is a little

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