Normally, we’d find it self-indulgent to run a story about our new book, Food Court Druids, Cherohonkees, and other Creatures Unique to the Republic, but this article from a Presbyterian gazette in VA is bizarre and priceless:
Resolving to Reach Out in ’05
Asphalt Rangers. Have you every bumped into one? These are people who live in the city, but wear backpacking gear and hiking shoes every day. And how about Stretchibitionists? They are those peculiar gym patrons who never seem to actually work out; instead, they claim a visible spot to do a stretch routine with no apparent aim or reason.
If these descriptions ring a bell, you can thank Robert Lanham, author of the book Food Court Druids, Cherohonkees, and Other Creatures Unique to the Republic. He’s “the Margaret Mead of the North American weirdo,” according to writer Neal Pollackable to identify dozens of species of humans who may not even know that they are part of a distinctive social group. (Hank Stuever, “Your Life: Highly Classified, By Robert Lanham,” The Washington Post, November 7, 2004, D1)