Super-Pop offers a maximum-pleasure, minimum-effort way to become smarter, happier, and more likely to survive your next family function (or a shark attack). This hilarious and wide-ranging guide sorts nearly 500 different bestsellers, blockbusters, and underappreciated gems into quirky top ten lists, like “Outwit Death: Essential Lessons in Survival,” and “Achieve Mindfulness: Movies That Will Show You the Way (With Wise Elders Now Included).” So whether you’re looking for some motivational workout music, need help planning a July 4th double feature, or just want to pick up some knowledge without straining your brain, this book has you covered. With new insights on old classics and fresh ideas for jaded eyes, Super Pop makes sense of pop culture – and then puts pop culture back to work!
About the Author
Daniel Harmon is a former staff writer for Brokelyn.com, an occasional essayist on the topic of Tommy Wiseau's film The Room, and the author of the book Super Pop! Pop Culture Top Ten Lists to Help You Win at Trivia, Survive in the Wild, and Make It Through the Holidays (2013).
—Matt Zoller Seitz, New York Magazine, television critic
—Ethan Alter, Television Without Pity, film critic
—Nancy Holder, New York Times bestselling author of Buffy: The Making of a Slayer
"This book is terrific fun just for browsing purposes. But as a source of potential teaching / discussion / writing ideas, it’s downright invaluable." —Peter Gutierrez, "Connect the Pop," School Library Journal blog
"Super Pop bursts with titillating pop cultural tidbits and trivia . . . Author Daniel Harmon’s intent when he wrote Super Pop was to go beyond the usual lists of movies, books, and trivia, that Harmon calls 'unsurprising' and create exciting lists that spark the imagination, and 'go beyond the old standard and a few new staples.' Super Pop achieves this with flying colors." —ForeWord Reviews
"Highly intriguing...Harmon envisions a world where his audience will take these recommendations, discover new things, and add to the cultural archive with their own lists and recommendations. In this way, everyone will have an investment in keeping artifacts of pop culture from 'slipping through the cracks,' as he put it. 'I did not intend these lists to be an endpoint,' Harmon said, 'but rather a beginning.'" —Flavorwire