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Sex, Drugs, and Cocoa Puffs A Low Culture Manifesto

ISBN-10: 0743236017
ISBN-13: 9780743236010
Edition: 2004
Authors: Chuck Klosterman
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Description: 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 and an almost effortless ability to spin brilliant prose out of unlikely subject matter,  More...

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Book details

List price: $15.00
Copyright year: 2004
Publisher: Scribner
Publication date: 7/2/2004
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 272
Size: 5.50" wide x 9.84" long x 0.60" tall
Weight: 0.792
Language: English

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 and an almost effortless ability to spin brilliant prose out of unlikely subject matter, Klosterman attacks the entire spectrum of postmodern America: reality TV, Internet porn, Pamela Anderson, literary Jesus freaks, and the real difference between apples and oranges (of which there is none). And don't even get him started on his love life and the whole Harry-Met-Sally situation. Whether deconstructingSaved by the Bellepisodes or the artistic legacy of Billy Joel, the symbolic importance ofThe Empire Strikes Backor the Celtics/Lakers rivalry, Chuck will make you think, he'll make you laugh, and he'll drive you insane -- usually all at once.Sex, Drugs, and Cocoa Puffsis ostensibly about art, entertainment, infotainment, sports, politics, and kittens, but -- really -- it's about us. All of us. As Klosterman realizes late at night, in the moment before he falls asleep, "In and of itself, nothing really matters. What matters is that nothing is ever 'in and of itself.'" Read to believe.

Chuck Klosterman, currently a music, film, & culture critic for Ohio's "Akron Beacon Journal", began his career with "The Forum" in Fargo, North Dakota. He lives in Akron, Ohio, where he once consumed nothing but McDonald's Chicken McNuggets for seven straight days.

This is Emo (carnivore interlude)
Billy Sim (reality interlude)
What Happens When People Stop Being Polite (Pat Benatar interlude)
Every Dog Must Have His Every Day, Every Drunk Must Have His Drink (Monkees = Monkees interlude)
Appetite for Replication (an interlude to be named later)
Ten Seconds to Love (metaphorical fruit interlude)
George Will vs. Nick Hornby (Ralph Nader interlude)
33 (Fonzie recalibration interlude)
Porn ("kitty cat as terrorist" interlude)
The Lady or the Tiger (hypothetical interlude)
Being Zack Morris (50-50 interlude)
Sulking with Lisa Loeb on the Ice Planet Hoth (anti-homeless interlude)
The Awe-Inspiring Beauty of Tom Cruise's Shattered, Troll-like Face (punk interlude)
Toby over Moby (Johnny Cash interlude)
This Is Zodiac Speaking (Timothy McVeigh interlude)
All I Know Is What I Read in the Papers (boom!)
I, Rock Chump (waiting to die interlude)
How to Disappear Completely and Never Be Found

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