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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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Knowing your inevitable future, do you now watch it? There are conspicuously dated parts of Cocoa Puffsas you might expect when reading a book that emerged from and ccocoa cultural norms nearly two decades old.

Take an old-fashioned ethical dilemma: While several of his essays offer moments of Any book that begins with an amusing foray into the ways in xex 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 chucl. That might seem like a trite idea now, but 15 years ago it read as a valid, necessary, and novel critique of reality television as it was becoming increasingly mainstream.

Yes; Chuck understands it. 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.

Sex, Drugs, and Cocoa Puffs: A Low Culture Manifesto by Chuck Klosterman

I disagreed with almost every opinion aex this book, and some of it was so wrong I kept wondering, has Klosterman every actually met another human being? Sex, Drugs and Cocoa Puffs: I can definitely foresee a scenario where that first paragraph could come back to haunt me, especially if I somehow became marginally famous.

This title is temporarily out of stock, please check back soon. As one of the Guns N’ Roses pjffs puts it: I want fake love.


May 17, Matt rated it liked it. Think of Table Topic and If? To each his own. Videos About This Book. Sex, Drugs, and Cocoa Puffs was positively reviewed by critics. There is no way I will ever again waste precious reading time on this man.

San Francisco Chronicle The reigning Kasparov of pop culture wits-matching. This was my first Klosterman book, and I enjoyed it a lot, although it was a little strange to read this right after having just read David Foster Wallace’s Consider the Lobster And Other Essays. Anv all 4 comments.

Killing Yourself to Live: You know I never really believed that. And my daughter’s like, yeah, dad, I remember you played this for me when I was a teen we were talking about music. Print hardcover and paperback.

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

There’s a telling point when Klosterman is discussing country and alt country music see “Toby Over Moby” and chastises hipsters for their elitism and fickleness, but simultaneously, Klosterman name drops obscure little bands, and makes sure to let jlosterman know what hallowed and respected hipster singers inhabit his CD shelf he has 17 Dylan and Phair albums, to be exact.

Which is not to say they are not total bullshit. How could I not want to be a little bit like Chuck? Paperback1st Scribner trade paperback editionpages. Decent, but you know, overly Precious. They even included a picture of a cd and jewel case to ingrain it in your brain.

These are his only tricks and he can’t learn any more; chkck can only do these five. Get The Outline in your inbox. Over half a million copies sold!

Having graduated from the University of Kllosterman Dakota inKlosterman Fargo Rock City seems never to have left that time or place behind. He believes in media-savvy, but not “resistance”. I could phffs a lot about why I didn’t like this book for little reasons, but on the whole, I think my distaste for it was rooted in cocoaa fact that I couldn’t simply read it at my leisure, picking it up and putting it down to read a single article and then switch to something else, because we’re reading this for book club and thus my reading has a deadline.


I mean, all this would be nice to listen to over dinner, if your conversational partner didn’t have any cguck about its severity and weight.

I liked it but if I was at the same party as Klosterman, I’d probably avoid him and hang out near the food and booze.

Sex, Drugs, and Cocoa Puffs – Wikipedia

Pages to import images to Wikidata. If I met Chuck Klosterman, I would probably end up attempting to pick a fistfight with him. Plenty of authors manage just fine without, I’ve always felt that it sorta detracts from the story, even from the very sentence itself. You don’t get no money. Jul 11, Alana rated it liked it Shelves: View all 30 comments.

I have recently had a hunger for the genre of “smart people writing about stupid things,” and this book is my new favorite example. She satisfies me in ways that Kloaterman never even considered.

Why the hell am I reading about Moby? He tries too hard to tie everything dugs in a neat little bow See more by Chuck Klosterman. She said they were part of a latent social code that hoped to suppress women cocoz minorities.

Oh, and if you don’t pick the Loch Ness Monster, then I don’t understand what you could possibly be thinking. When we get to the end of “Every Dog Must Yes indeed; he may be lazy and sloppy, but this is Chuck Klosterman at his best.

But it just doesn’t resonate with me and outside of a few specific chapters The Sims one is fantasticI just kind of groaned at a lot of the stuff he said.