The Portlandia book utilizes the humor that makes the show so popular and puts it on paper. The book, however, isn't a novel, and acts as an activity book for the artisiest members of the Northwestern section of the States.
Portlandia is famous for not only putting hipster lifestyle on the map, but also relentlessly poking fun at the whole thing. This book takes all the apathy, before-it-was-cool-isms and obscure references to new heights.
Capturing satire in written form is incredibly hard, but considering the Portlandia book was written by the stars and creators of the show, Fred Armisen and Carrie Brownstein, the humor translates perfectly. Portlandia is a cult hit right now, but with this book, it could extend its reach even further.