Title SEX, DRUGS, AND COCOA PUFFS: A LOW CULTURE MANIFESTO
Book Condition Very Good
Publisher Scribner 2004
0743236017 / 9780743236010
Seller ID RWARE0000037351
From the author of the highly acclaimed heavy metal memoir, Fargo Rock City , comes another hilarious and discerning take on massively popular culture- set in Chuck Klosterman's den and your own-covering everything from the eff ect of John Cusack flicks to the crucial role of breakfast cereal to the aw esome power of the Dixie Chicks. Countless writers and artists have spoken for a generation, but no one has done it quite like Chuck Klosterman. With an exhaustive knowledge of popula r culture and an almost effortless ability to spin brilliant prose out of u nlikely subject matter, Klosterman attacks the entire spectrum of postmoder n America: reality TV, Internet porn, Pamela Anderson, literary Jesus freak s, and the real difference between apples and oranges (of which there is no ne). And don't even get him started on his love life and the whole Harry-Me t-Sally situation. Whether deconstructing Saved by the Bell episodes or the artistic legacy of Billy Joel, the symbolic importance of The Empire Strikes Back or 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 Puffs is 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.