We Only Dated for 11 Instagrams
And Other Things You'll Overhear in LA
By Jesse Margolis
Illustrated by Emmet Truxes
For readers of Stuff White People Like and Tinder Nightmares, this book -- a hilarious collection of ridiculous things overheard in Los Angeles -- offers a unique take on millennial humor and shines a spotlight on how we talk about ourselves, each other, and our world.
We Only Dated for 11 Instagrams: And Other Things You'll Overhear in LA is a collection of the hilarious, absurd, sometimes even poignant snippets overheard on the streets -- and in the juiceries -- of Los Angeles. It's a tribute to the one and only La La Land, the epicenter of all things vegan, gluten-free, spiritual, and sunny, and a microcosm of 21st Century American culture in so many ways.
The book is a by-product of the @OverheardLA Instagram account, started in 2015 by Jesse Margolis and boasting a whopping 670,000 followers and incredible engagement. Jesse's Overheard brand has tapped into something we all love: mocking, envying, and dropping our jaws at the absurdity of today's trends and conversations.
The book will be divided into themes, with a Q&A from a different "LA expert" opening each section: The CEOs of Bumble for the Dating section; Krista Smith, the West Coast Editor of Vanity Fair, for Celebrity & Entertainment; the founders of SoulCycle for Health & Fitness; and Amanda Chantal Bacon of Moon Juice for Spirituality.
The overheard content and Q&As will be accompanied by illustrations from Emmet Truxes, the millennial mastermind behind @BrooklynCartoons (145,000 followers) and author of the forthcoming cartoon collection You Look Better Online (Abrams, October 2017).
Jesse Margolis is the creator of Overheard.Emmet Truxes is the creator of the Instagram account @brooklyncartoons. Raised in Connecticut and trained as an architect at both Princeton and Harvard, he currently lives in Los Angeles where he runs a design company with his wife by day and moonlights as a cartoonist by night. His debut book of cartoons, You Look Better Online, was published in October 2017.
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- Publication date:
15 Nov 2018
- Page count:
Running Press Adult