Sex, Drugs, and Cocoa Puffs by Chuck Klosterman – Over half a million copies sold! From the author of the highly acclaimed heavy metal memoir, Fargo Rock. Countless writers and artists have spoken for a generation, but no one has done it quite like Chuck Klosterman. With an exhaustive knowledge of popular culture. The American writer Chuck Klosterman’s Sex, Drugs and Cocoa Puffs, in addition to being one of the better essay collections of recent years (it.

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Sex, Drugs, and Cocoa Puffs: A Low Culture Manifesto

But to actually take it as social commentary, would be like trying to balance an elephant on top of a house of cards. Being out of the loop on these things did not decrease my enjoyment of the material, however.

The more I sit here trying to think of things to say, the more my blood pressure skyrockets and I get more and more retroactively angry at the book. So is Klosterman a philosopher? Published July 2nd by Scribner first published July 20th Usually, i’m a very nonjudgemental person who has little use for self righteousness, but the article where Chuck begins by outlining somewhat proudly that he once tried getting together with two different girls in two different parts of the country by sending them the exact same mix CD’s, love letters, etc.

Its just some hipster-type asshole, who thinks he’s got it all figured out, and says things like, “If you define your personality as ‘creative,’ it only means you understand what is PERCEIVED to be creative to the world at large, so you’re really just following a rote creative template.

More By and About This Author. In fact, I think SBTB was watched by many more viewers in younger generations than his, but it serves to illustrate the point that Klosterman seems to feel that everything in pop culture only applies to his narrow generational window.

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It’s something that at a certain age I had grown out of, but I guess he didn’t. But I’ll certainly say those words, and I’ll deliver them with the utmost sincerity, even though those sentiments will not be there.

This just that kind of book. I might find his writing to be somewhat lacking, but he really is creating a jumping-off-point for people who might find these topics to be of interest. Aug 19, Marcus rated it it was ok.

I can practically klozterman the teacher’s notes on the pages: Anc full terms and conditions and this month’s choices. Because it’s funny when nerds write about sports.

He stretches pretty far throughout his essays to make a point that isn’t always there, but this one I would have given “Sex, Drugs, and Cocoa Puffs” just one star, but I allowed it an extra one partly because of Klosterman’s entertaining story about Paradise City, a Guns ‘n’ Roses tribute band.

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Sex, Drugs, and Cocoa Puffs: So instead of blaming no one for this which is kind of cowardly or blaming everyone which is kind of meaninglessI’m going to blame John Cusack. Any book that puuffs with an amusing foray into the ways in which Lloyd Dobler has effectively destroyed the author’s chance for real love and perhaps the fake kind too is a book that I immediately want to like.

The actual critics, however, were mixed. All of the essays within are peppered with Klosterman’s insights and observations. As one of the Guns N’ Roses fakers puts it: Okay so I get what Klosterman is doing here, and I can see how plenty of people actually like it. Hardcover eBook Abridged Audio Download.


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But that’s just my opinion. There is also a haunting little essay about the cultural impact of serial killers, filled with impressive interviews and some soul-baring on the part of Klosterman. I’m sure I’ll finish the book eventually, but I’m sexx of it all, now.

Feb 08, Jenbebookish rated it did not like it Shelves: I don’t want to read about Saved By the Bell either.

Sex, Drugs, and Cocoa Puffs is ostensibly about entertainment, politics, music journalism, and the reality that is the world we live in. It is klostedman to say that especially in our early to mid twenties most of us have treated former lovers in ways that might stir feelings of shame or regret in hindsight, but to lay those youthful indiscretions out there in a nonfiction book with nationwide distribution seems a little much.

SEX, DRUGS, AND COCOA PUFFS: A Low Culture Manifesto

Chuck is really at his best when he’s writing about sports. Between each essay, or track, is an “interlude”—a short, entertaining blurb linking the essays. I chyck dislike it all, though. He’s legitimately magical, but extremely limited in scope and influence. In an almost unbelievable coincidence, a bear hunter in the Pacific Northwest shoots a Sasquatch in the thigh, thereby allowing zoologists to take the furry monster into captivity.

Jul 11, Alana rated it liked it Shelves: Club, 11 August There’s a klotserman more cold cereal than sex or drugs in Klosterman’s nostalgic, patchy collection of pop cultural essays, which, despite sparks of brilliance, fails to cohere.

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