Universal & Personal
About Uptown Bourgeois
Uptown Bourgeois is the brainchild of failed men’s fashion microinfluencer Jefferey Spivey. (He’s also a freelance writer and editor - a more fruitful career path.)
This is a safe space…unless you have bad, commercial, mainstream taste. Uptown Bourgeois was created to fill a void – to evoke the refinement of The New York Times, the pop culture awareness of BuzzFeed, and the zero fucks given-ness of essayists like Samantha Irby.
At Uptown Bourgeois, binge watching of obscure Amazon series is encouraged. Geeking out over sexually ambiguous French pop superstars or Quebecois auteurs is expected. And no negative comments about Beyoncé are allowed – EVER! But even if you don’t like selections from the Uptown Bourgeois canon, you’re still invited to the cookout. (Just know that this cookout exclusively favors organic meats, gluten-free alternatives, and mid-priced sauvignon blanc sipped from durable wine tumblers).
UB values otherness and exists just outside of the mainstream. This is the rainbow bagel to your Saturday morning breakfast. This is the mezcal shot to your 3 a.m. This is the contemporary essay collection for your brand new Crate and Barrel bookshelf. This is the…I’m running out of metaphors.
On a briefly serious note, Uptown Bourgeois is a place to laugh at the absurdities of life and to deeply explore universal issues through a personal lens. The only condition is that you can’t take yourself too seriously.
Now, get lost in the rabbit hole! Seriously, there’s a lot of content here. I’ve been doing this since 2014.
Jefferey Spivey is the author of It’s Okay If You Don’t Read Everything, an essay collection that topped two Amazon e-book charts you’ve probably never heard of. He lives in Bentonville, AR where he shops at Wal-Mart at least three times a week. He’s actively campaigning for a better regional selection of kimchi and kombucha.