DISGRASIAN Fall Reading List

September 10th, 2008 | 0 comments | Posted by Jen

Okay, so I know reading lists are more of a summer thing, and some of you are back in school and already slaves to your syllabi, but how fun would a DISGRASIAN book club be? We could time our meetings to coincide with our periods, drink magnums of red Burgundy, smoke a jay, ooh and aah over each others’ cute shoes, talk lit-rature, and pretend we’re really smart and well-read (which is kinda like how I got through college, minus the good French wine, because beggars and students with Stafford loans can’t be choosers). To kick this thing off, I’ve drawn up a reading list.

Hooking Up with Tila Tequila: A Guide to Love, Fame, Happiness, Success, and Being the Life of the Party

Also covered in this 144-page memoir vibrating with a heretofore unseen honesty this side of James Frey: How to Be a Drive-Bisexual. How to Wear Fake Balloon Tits without Blowing Out Your Back. How to Work That Pole. How to Fake-Cry. How to Dump Your TV Boyfriend/Girlfriend. And: How to Hide That Oozy Herpes Cold Sore.

Many Lives, Many Masters: The True Story of a Prominent Psychiatrist, His Young Patient, and the Past-Life Therapy That Changed Both Their Lives*

The Pussycat Dolls recently endorsed this book about past-life regression, and, as we all know, their stamp of approval on all matters of intellectual import is SOLID GOLD. Pussycat Doll founder Robin Antin says, “(Many Lives, Many Masters) is about reincarnation, finding your soul mate, and people who are in your lives for a reason.” Methinks it’s only a matter of time before that makes it as a backcover blurb.

(* Many Lives, Many Masters is not to be confused with Many Lives, Many Masturbators, another Pussycat Doll favorite.)

The Booker Prize shortlistThe White Tiger, The Secret Scripture, Sea of Poppies, The Clothes on Their Backs, The Northern Clemency, and A Fraction of the Whole

I know, I know, you’re thinking, Crap, that’s a whole lotta books. This doesn’t sound fun anymore. Does it help to know that a writer for London’s Daily Telegraph distilled the books down to this:

Token Asian; Oirish misery novelist; another token Asian; Guardian woman; gay; token Australian wild-card with beard who looks definitely a bit foreign.

Kinda saves us the trouble of actually reading them, when we’re being told that the books are a bunch of PC garbage-truck, tokenizing drivel (Do two Asians on one shortlist still make them tokens? Just checking).

Cool! That means we can skip the book part of our book club and get down to what really matters–drinking, smoking, and talking about each others’ shoes. Gaw, reading is so fun!


Filed under: , , , , , , , , , ,

Leave a Reply

You must be logged in to post a comment.


Yo, Is This Racist? Podcast f/t DISGRASIAN Day 5: Everybody Was Kung Fu Fighting

April 26th, 2013 | 0 comments | Posted by Jen

Not all martials arts movies look same.

The cast of HBO's 'Girls'

Yo, Is This Racist? Podcast f/t DISGRASIAN Day 4: Was The HBO ‘Girls’ Controversy About Racism Or Sexism?

April 25th, 2013 | 2 comments | Posted by Jen

Girl talk.


Yo, Is This Racist? Podcast f/t DISGRASIAN Day 3, aka Hump Day: What To Do When Your Friend Likes Racist Music

April 24th, 2013 | 0 comments | Posted by Jen

Should you dump a friend who likes racist stuff?

office space

Yo, Is This Racist? Podcast f/t DISGRASIAN Day 2: Workplace Segregation + A Little History Lesson

April 23rd, 2013 | 2 comments | Posted by Jen

Don’t hate, integrate.

I was trying to give Andrew bunny ears, but I ended up throwing an Asian peace sign instead. Yo, I think that's racist.

Yo, Is This Racist? Podcast f/t DISGRASIAN Day 1: Natural Hair

April 22nd, 2013 | 1 comment | Posted by Jen

Wherein we take all of your racist questions. (Some of them, anyway.)

Photo by Lee-Jin Man/AP

Creepy Photo Of S. Korean Soldier Wielding Machine Gun In Front Of Laughing Children Kinda Sums Up Where We Are At This Juncture

April 18th, 2013 | 0 comments | Posted by Jen



If North Korea Attacks Us, I Have Just One Favor To Ask God

April 5th, 2013 | 0 comments | Posted by Jen

North Korea is so hot right now.

Screen Shot 2013-02-28 at 11.22.12 AM

Michelle Malkin Desperately Wants To Be Michelle Obama

February 28th, 2013 | 2 comments | Posted by Jen


Screen Shot 2012-12-05 at 2.52.57 PM

Penn State Sorority Girls Will Work For Weed & Beer

December 5th, 2012 | 6 comments | Posted by Jen

Viva racism!


Intern Jasmine’s Links Of The Daysian: The Ass Pants & Butt-Rubbing Edition

November 30th, 2012 | 1 comment | Posted by jasmine

We here at DISGRASIAN™ are going to use our buying power to buy as many Samsung butt-rubbed phones as we can.


Things I Thought I’d Never See: A Dude Rapping In Korean At The American Music Awards

November 19th, 2012 | 3 comments | Posted by Jen

Gangnam Time? Hammer Style?


RIP Twinkies, RIP Name Asians Like To Call Other Asians Who Are Less Asian Than They Are

November 16th, 2012 | 5 comments | Posted by Jen

How are we going to insult one another now?!