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Nerdage gift guide: Coloring for Grown-ups

by Matthew Price Published: November 26, 2012

Another recommendation from the Nerdage gift guide is “Coloring for Grown-Ups,” a funny take on growing older through the lens of a coloring book.  The book was created by Ryan Hunter and Taige Jensen, creators of “Hipster Olympics” on YouTube.

Here’s a description of the book, from Penguin Group:

The activities in the book resemble typical, coloring-book-style pages, but with a slightly twisted perspective that offers an ironic look at the stereotypes, habits, and challenges of modern adulthood. COLORING FOR GROWN-UPS has dozens of fun adult activities, games, and puzzles including:

§ “Hipster or Homeless?” coloring page

§ Construct Your Online Dating Profile!

§ A maze to help deflect pesky creditors

§ Decoding secret messages of Real Estate (hint: “recently renovated” = recently swept)

§ A doodling page reserved for drawing the person you thought you’d grow up to be before abandoning all your hopes and dreams!

…And many more amusements that combine the mindless joy of childhood coloring with the mind-numbing realities of real-world living!

Depressingly realistic and fun for any occasion – COLORING FOR GROWN-UPS is the perfect stocking stuffer and indispensable addition for adults of any age…sober or otherwise.

See Friday’s The Oklahoman for more gift ideas, or check

- Matt Price
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by Matthew Price
Features Editor
Features Editor Matthew Price has worked for The Oklahoman since 2000. He’s a University of Oklahoma graduate who has also worked at the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette and was a Dow Jones Newspaper Fund intern for the Dallas Morning News. He’s...
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