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The Affected Provincial's Companion Volume 1

The Affected Provincial's Companion Volume 1

Product Review (submitted on June 23, 2013):
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!

(review for the paperback edition, The Affected Provincial's Companion Vol. 1)