A bounteous selection of essays, philosophical diagrams, poetry and other such theoretical tinkerings concerning the reintroduction of ancient charm into this vale of mud and tears known heretofore as the modern life.
Lord Whimsy proudly presents to the publick a book of uncommon impishness; wherein Whimsy, as befitting his station as Mammal of Paradise and Ambassador of Heaven, dons the vestments of his office to summon his inner brilliance, the likes of which has never before been seen in this, our benighted age!
The reader shall bear witness to:
- Sartorial cunning!
- Jaunty verse!
- Deftly rendered turns of phrase!
- Unbridled pedantry!
- Dust motes!
- Icy hauteur!
- Well-muscled hindquarters!
Take to your breast this artifact of grace and beauty!
I'm a fan of the Farmer's Almanac (each year for Christmas I get one from an aunt), and long have I waited for someone to tackle and revamp the Almanac format. Eric Utne did that a bit with Cosmo Doogood's Urban Almanac, but it still had that, um, Utne Reader feel. Finally, fresh from the unfortunate implosion of The Philadelphia Independent comes Lord Whimsy, a dandy for today, with his very own Almanac, loaded with wonderful diagrams, illustrations and essays all relating to, that's right, the 'ancient charm' of Dandyism (which, let's face it, is what the modern hipster is - only less refined and more poorly dressed). The essays concern Dandyism vs. Foppery, vs. Bohemianism, vs. The Guy, etc. Funny, flowery, and totally written like a dandy!
-Benn Ray, Atomic Books Blog, (review for the paperback edition, The Affected Provincial's Companion Vol. 1)