Instead of making a normal hipster bashing post today where I lampoon smug self esteems from Williamsburg to San Fran, I want to do something different. The past month of my life has been surreal, and I want to take a moment to thank the people who have made the blog and the book so successful. I wouldn’t be where I am today isn’t it wasn’t for these people.
First, thank you to all my followers, Facebook fans, and everyone who has ever tweeted the words “Dads are the Original Hipsters. Without your likes, tweets, and reblogs - I wouldn’t be an author. Thank you so much, I owe everything to you.
Second, thank you to my dad. Thank you for being a badass back in the day. Thank you for making me realize that no matter what I do, you did it first and you did it way better.
Third, thank you to all the dads featured in the book. Any success I have with the book is equally yours.
Fourth, thank you to the Chronicle family. You saw something in my internet ramblings and helped me craft it into an amazing book.
Now, I’ve been writing Dads are the Original Hipsters for what seems like a long time, and I’ve posted a lot of great photos. Here are a few of my favorites in no particular order.
Your dad was into shooting shit…
Now I know where Wes Anderson got his inspiration for Richie Tenenbaum.
Your dad traveled the world before you did…
I just don’t get what is going on here.
Ever paddled a tree through a forest? I thought not.
Once again, I just don’t get this. But, I think these glasses inspired the sunglasses from Back to the Future.
Just creepy and amazing.
No words for that shirt.
Your dad knew how to rage before you did…
And finally, my favorite photo with my dad.
Thank you again to everyone.