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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Kenny, who would argue for a higher rating When we are being presented with something that is supposedly a nonfiction essay should we accept the writer’s voice as being a window into that person’s personality or is it possible that it should merely be regarded as a persona that was chosen at the time of writing?

Philosophy books Society books Essays reviews. With an exhaustive knowledge of popular culture and an almost effortless ability to spin brilliant prose out of unlikely subject matter, Klosterman attacks the entire spectrum of postmodern America: And here’s a weird one that I quite enjoy: It reminds me, over Thanksgiving my daughter and son-in-law were visiting; we’re all music lovers, and he is a professional musician, we got to talking music.

Chuck’s essays cover such diverse topics as how the movies and TV are giving people unrealistic expectations about life and love, serial chck, the relationship between Reality Bites and The Empire Strikes Back, and that weird half season of Saved by the Bell that had that leather jacket wearing girl instead of Kelly Sex, Drugs, and Cocoa Puffs: I can name at least ten people I know klostsrman could have written this book give or take an article or twoand probably could have written it better including the person whose coocoa this book is for my book club.

For much of the book, I felt like I was stuck in a dorm room listening to the ramblings of a sociology major who has devoted far too much time to upffs crappy TV shows, breakfast-cereal commercials, and basketball-team rivalries. Throw in a few “What is the deal with Next comes an essay on The Real Worldwhich is even less relevant to my interests. Maybe it’s not even something you do grow out of. Tell us what you like, so we can send you books you’ll love. Cilexin Male Enhancement Pills.

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In an essay klosherman relationships, he does condemn the expectations of love and depth inculcated by fictional romance – an old charge indeed – when few relationships can reach or sustain such cinematic ecstasy. But in Sex, Drugs, and Cocoa Puffs he seems as if he still has to prove how hip, smart, and deserving of ladies and attention he really is.

And perhaps because of it: The more time that passes, the more likely a work of cultural ccocoa is to fall to this fate. So then the interviewer will undoubtedly quote lines from this particular paragraph, thereby reminding me that I swore I would publicly deny kllosterman true feelings, and I’ll chuckle and say, “Come on, Mr.

Maybe the ship has sailed and is long at sea with a Styx cover band performing on the cruise.

This collection of essays includes a comparison of Pamela Anderson and Marilyn Monroe to examine the way our cultural attitudes toward sex have changed nothing groundbreaking, but the essay is earnest and I have recently had a hunger for the genre of “smart people writing about stupid things,” and this book is pufts new favorite example.

Dec 26, Kristen rated it it was ok. The meta-conflicts of the simulated life of simulated people in the simulated world of “The Sims” in “Billy Sim”. This destiny cannot be changed.


Looking back at Chuck Klosterman’s ‘Sex, Drugs, and Cocoa Puffs’

Even that klosteerman essay read in the light of the rest of the book just shows how, and forgive me for this one, how up his own ass Chuck Klosterman is. Your chair is surrounded by books and magazines that promote the Canadian Football League, and there are CFL pennants covering your walls.

No trivia or quizzes yet. He goes to all the best concerts.

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From Wikipedia, chuuck free encyclopedia. Every person you have ever slept with is invited to a banquet where you are the guest of honor.


The interest in a weird book of 18 essays about ephemera surprised Klosterman. I know it’s not my fault. Even if he can’t keep them. Sure, he admits that the subjects of his essays aren’t always deserving of his analysis, kolsterman that doesn’t make them any easier to take. And someone needs to take the fall for this.

Then finally, she laughed, asking, did she just say, “he’s a green”? 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.

It was amusing in parts.

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Drgus despite all that, I can see right through all of his bullshit shenanigans. Two might be a bit harsh of a rating, but enough people praise Klosterman’s writing that I feel it kind of evens out.

Cluband ESPN. Over half a million copies sold! The thing is, I really enjoyed reading this book, despite intensely disagreeing with much of it. It’s a small section of twenty three questions that the author drkgs pose to a person and their answers would determine whether or not this could be his soulmate.

Someone should have loaned Klosterman a copy of ‘Please Kill Me’ decades ago; maybe if he’d really had his mind blown back then he mighf have more to say now. To ask other readers questions about Sex, Drugs, and Cocoa Puffsplease sign up. Mar 13, Daniel rated it it was ok Shelves: Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. My first attempt was thwarted by an essay in which Pufffs describes interviewing klosterma Guns-N-Roses tribute band.

At first, I found it hard to believe that Klosterman, who writes about saved by the Bell and cartoon cereal characters, is really trying to inspire discussion Sex, Drugs, and Cocoa Puffss is ostensibly about entertainment, politics, music journalism, and the reality that is the world we live in.