Diet Book Chubster Will Rid the World of Fat Hipsters

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The requisites of hipsterdom are ever-changing (you can't like things once they've gone mainstream), but the demographic's one constant is and always will be a whip-thin physique — the better to rock a look of apathetic disdain while zipping around on your fixed-gear. So those whose super-skinny jeans encase seriously uncool love handles will give thanks that writer Martin Cizmar has sold Chubster, which Publishers Marketplace describes as an "appropriately snarky weight-loss and lifestyle guide for hipsters looking to shed pounds and stay cool," to Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. Expect the core program to center around a regimen of street-cart tacos, Old Granddad, and cigarettes. [Publishers Marketplace (subscription required)]