It has become necessary to elaborate on the Hipster-Literary-Bro Continuum to clear up any confusion about the Literary Man’s relationship to Hipsters and Bros, both of whom share things in common with the Literary Man, but are ultimately different literary beasts.
The Literary Man is, as you can see in the image above, fifty percent Hipster and fifty percent Bro. Therefore, a continuum exists of men whose balance falls either too heavily into the realm of the hipster or the bro, and vice versa. This is a breakdown (incomplete) of the continuum and where different Literary Men rank.
100 percent Bro / 0 percent Hipster
92.5 percent bro: Portly Producer
87.5 percent: Ken Kesey
75 percent bro: Ernest Hemingway
65 percent bro: Brad Pitt
60 percent bro: the Epic Poet
50 percent Bro / 50 percent Hipster: The Literary Man
More than 50 percent Hipster
55 percent hipster: Jack Keruoac
70 percent hipster: Allen Ginsberg
80 percent hipster: the Aging Rockstar
85 percent hipster: Johnny Depp
95 percent hipster: Jonathan Safran Foer
Which begs the question: what about Kanye West?
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