Where’d You Go Bernadette | A funny epistolary satirical novel, and a must-read if you are from or have ever visisted Seattle, the Pacific-Northwest, or in general want to make fun of the tech world and the culture that comes with it.
Some funny tidbits from Maria Semple’s novel:
It was hilarious to see these macho guys from Mexico sitting in chairs and knitting out in the sun. They loved it, though. They’d play their ranchera music on the radio and gossip like a bunch of ladies.
When your eyes are softly focused on the horizon for sustained periods, your brain releases endorphins. It’s the same as a runners high. These days, we all spend our lives staring at screens twelve inches in front of us. It’s a nice change.
The way you might fear a cow sitting down in the middle of the street during rush hour, that’s how I fear Canadians. To Canadians, everyone is equal.