Do you wear socks? If so, you'll love this book! Amusing and highly giftable, Socks is an illustrated miscellany all about the most common accessory. Through humorous text and quirky art, discover what different types of socks say about the people who wear them: Striped socks? A bit whimsical. A bit arty. Loves museum gift shops. Dress socks? Proud owner of three pairs of loafers, three Labradors, and three 401(k)s. Socks with bad elastic that really need to be thrown away? This person is not a quitter-unlike these crappy socks. Also included are important things such as musings from the Sock Monkey, a timeline of famous socks throughout history, and postcards from your lost socks. (Where did they go? Will they ever come back?) Packaged in a tall, narrow trim, this book is a perfect add-on gift alongside a nice pair of-you guessed it-socks. And who doesn't love socks?
GO-TO GIFT: Socks are the best, easiest gift for everyone, including anyone that's hard to buy for. Package a pair with this book to create the perfect gift for countless occasions. Give Socks to your father-figure on Father's Day; as a novelty stocking stuffer; to your new love interest on Valentine's Day; at the office white elephant gift exchange; as an anytime present for a sock-loving BFF . . . you get the idea.
FOR EVERYONE: Socks (and this book) are gender neutral and age agnostic. After all, everyone wears socks! Men who don't otherwise play with their fashion choices are often more experimental with socks, and people of all ages appreciate warm feet. This quippy book will appeal to a broad range of sock wearers and collectors.
AFFORDABLE AND FUN: Socks is a happiness-inducing add-on gift or impulse purchase for yourself or a fashion-forward friend.
• People who wear (or like to receive) socks
• Sock collectors and aficionados of all ages
• Dads and dudes, moms and mavens
• Gift givers seeking something unique for Father's Day, Mother's Day, a birthday, graduation, the holidays, or just for fun
Wendi Aarons is a humor writer based in Austin, Texas. She writes frequently for McSweeney's and is the voice behind the Twitter account @PaulRyanGosling.
Kadna Anda is an illustrator based in London.