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Judge People By Fave Author

Misfits like JD Salinger, smart geeks like JK Rowling ...
By Will McCahill,  Newser Staff
Posted Dec 27, 2009 11:14 AM CST
Judge People By Fave Author
JK Rowling, beloved by "smart geeks" the world over.   (AP Photo)

(Newser) – If you don’t want to waste the time really getting to know someone, just ask about his or her favorite author. That tells you all you need to know, Lauren Leto suggests, before running down the stereotypes:

  • JD Salinger: Kids who don’t fit in (duh).
  • Stephenie Meyer: People who type like this: OMG. Mah fAvvv <3 <3.
  • JK Rowling: Smart geeks.

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  • Jeffrey Eugenides: Girls who didn’t get enough drama when they were younger.
  • Lauren Weisberger: Girls who can’t read. Or think.
  • Jonathan Safran Foer: Thirtysomethings who were cool when they were 20something.
  • Chuck Klosterman: Boys who don’t read.
  • Chuck Palahniuk: Boys who can’t read.
  • Christopher Buckley: People who love excess verbiage.
  • Ayn Rand: Workaholics seeking validation.
  • David Foster Wallace: Confirmed '90s literati.
Leto’s list goes way on; see it by clicking the link at right. (Read more literature stories.)

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