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 by Chuck Klosterman

Now, I will be lying. People thinking it was too bad or too good. But to actually take it as social commentary, would be like trying to balance an elephant on top of a house of cards. Cilexin Male Enhancement Pills. Return to Book Page.

To glue together what would otherwise be a disparate accumulation of introspective and journalistic pieces, Klosterman puts personalised “interludes” between each essay, in the manner of Hemingway’s In Our Time. I absolutely hated every single minute of this book, and even tho Klosterman’s covers can be bright and aesthetically appealing, I will not make the same mistake twice.

And perhaps because of klostermah Decent, but you know, overly Precious. Sex, Drugs, and Cocoa Puffs is ostensibly about entertainment, politics, music journalism, and the reality that is the world we live in. The problem is his attitude.


I could write this stuff, I thought as I daydreamed about the future instead of finishing my thesis. This collection is his ode to his coolness, and it feels amateurish. What do you play as the biggest story?

It feels like a literary impression of Jonathan Lethem’s ‘The Disappointment Artist’ but without any of the rich personal history. Kenny, who would argue for a higher rating A question that i’m still Confession: Apr 06, Heather rated it did not like it.

Admittedly some of the and Real World references were lost on me as I was out most likely trying to engage in “metal dude” stuff during those shows respective heydays. There is no way I will ever again waste precious reading time on this man. It says something that this book made me evaluate my views, and, as a bonus, was so well-written that I not only actually read the chapters about sports, I enjoyed them. Sure, he admits that the subjects of his essays aren’t always deserving of his analysis, but that doesn’t make them any easier to take.

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

Quotes from Sex, Drugs, and C Pages to import images to Wikidata. View Full Version of PW. Klosterman may be the first person to accurately describe how good Joel was in his prime without ever actually being, unlike most rock stars at their best, cool.

I know I’m supposed to be won over by Chuck Klosterman’s supposedly keen esx cutting insight into pop culture and therefore the modern human experience, but I really just felt like I was at a really dull party and cornered by some annoyingly pseudo-intellectual guy whose sole enjoyment is to contradict and mock anything anyone says just to hear himself talk.


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Stories like [the John Cusack film] Say Anything are fucking people up. Want to Read Currently Reading Read. This was one of them. 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.

The piece shows that Klosterman is much better when doing actual reporting instead of sitting in a room, watching Pamela Anderson’s famous sex tape, and comparing the video vixen’s legacy to Marilyn Monroe’s. As one of the Guns N’ Roses fakers puts it: And someone needs to take the fall for this. He describes his work only half facetiously as “philosophy for shallow people”.

Sex, Drugs, and Cocoa Puffs | Book by Chuck Klosterman | Official Publisher Page | Simon & Schuster

Hey, you’ve got the right kind of sarcastic wit and you know how to stitch together a bunch of quasi-esoteric references During the song I saw this look on her face, like, fuck, you never had a chance!

It’s a small section of twenty three questions that the author would pose to a person and their answers would determine whether or not this could be his soulmate. Cluband ESPN. Because it’s funny when nerds write about sports.

Hardcover eBook Abridged Audio Download. Free eBook offer available to NEW subscribers only. He is an ironically self-aware, trivia-theorizing, unreconstructed slacker: