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Killing Yourself To Live

Author : Chuck Klosterman
ISBN : 9780743264464
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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The author recounts his more than 6,500-mile journey across America, during which he visited the sites of famous rock star deaths and experienced philosophical changes of perspective.
Category: Biography & Autobiography

Killing Yourself To Live

Author : Chuck Klosterman
ISBN : 9780743274487
Genre : Social Science
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Building on the national bestselling success of Sex, Drugs, and Cocoa Puffs, preeminent pop culture writer Chuck Klosterman unleashes his best book yet—the story of his cross-country tour of sites where rock stars have died and his search for love, excitement, and the meaning of death. For 6,557 miles, Chuck Klosterman thought about dying. He drove a rental car from New York to Rhode Island to Georgia to Mississippi to Iowa to Minneapolis to Fargo to Seattle, and he chased death and rock ‘n’ roll all the way. Within the span of twenty-one days, Chuck had three relationships end—one by choice, one by chance, and one by exhaustion. He snorted cocaine in a graveyard. He walked a half-mile through a bean field. A man in Dickinson, North Dakota, explained to him why we have fewer windmills than we used to. He listened to the KISS solo albums and the Rod Stewart box set. At one point, poisonous snakes became involved. The road is hard. From the Chelsea Hotel to the swampland where Lynyrd Skynyrd’s plane went down to the site where Kurt Cobain blew his head off, Chuck explored every brand of rock star demise. He wanted to know why the greatest career move any musician can make is to stop breathing...and what this means for the rest of us.
Category: Social Science

Killing Yourself To Live

Author : Chuck Klosterman
ISBN : 9780743264457
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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The pop culture author of Fargo Rock City and Sex, Drugs, and Cocoa Puffs recounts his more than 6,500-mile journey across America, during which he visited the sites of famous rock star deaths and experienced philosophical changes of perspective. 100,000 first printing.
Category: Biography & Autobiography

Sex Drugs And Cocoa Puffs

Author : Chuck Klosterman
ISBN : 0743236017
Genre : Humor
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Explores a range of modern cultural phenomenon, including Internet pornography, tribute bands, baseball rivalries, and reality television.
Category: Humor

Chuck Klosterman Iv

Author : Chuck Klosterman
ISBN : 9780743284882
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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A collection by the pop culture commentator includes some of his most noteworthy profiles and trend stories, a selection of favorite opinion pieces, and a semi-autobiographical short story, in a volume complemented by twenty "hypothetical questions."
Category: Biography & Autobiography

Eating The Dinosaur

Author : Chuck Klosterman
ISBN : 9781416544203
Genre : Literary Collections
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Takes a humorous look at expectations versus reality in pop culture, sports, and media, exploring such topics as pop culture's obsession with time travel and what Kurt Cobain and David Koresh have in common.
Category: Literary Collections

Fargo Rock City

Author : Chuck Klosterman
ISBN : 9781471104503
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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The year is 1983, and Chuck Klosterman just wants to rock. But he's got problems. For one, he's in the fifth grade. For another, he lives in rural North Dakota. Worst of all, his parents aren't exactly down with the long hairstyle which rocking requires. Luckily, his brother saves the day when he brings home a bit of manna from metal heaven, SHOUT AT THE DEVIL, Motley Crue's seminal paean to hair-band excess. And so Klosterman's twisted odyssey begins, a journey spent worshipping at the heavy metal altar of Poison, Lita Ford and Guns N' Roses. In the hilarious, young-man-growing-up-with-a-soundtrack-tradition, FARGO ROCK CITY chronicles Klosterman's formative years through the lens of heavy metal, the irony-deficient genre that, for better or worse, dominated the pop charts throughout the 1980s. For readers of Dave Eggers, Lester Bangs, and Nick Hornby, Klosterman delivers all the goods: from his first dance (with a girl) and his eye-opening trip to Mandan with the debate team; to his list of 'essential' albums; and his thoughtful analysis of the similarities between Guns 'n' Roses' 'Lies' and the gospels of the New Testament.
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The Visible Man

Author : Chuck Klosterman
ISBN : 9781439184479
Genre : Fiction
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Treating a delusional scientist who has been using cloaking technology from an aborted government project to render himself nearly invisible, Austin therapist Victoria Vick listens to his accounts of spying on the private lives of others, a situation with which Victoria becomes obsessed to the point that it threatens her career and marriage. 125,000 first printing.
Category: Fiction

Mysterious Days

Author : Chuck Klosterman
ISBN : 9781451624663
Genre : Social Science
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Originally collected in Chuck Klosterman IV and now available both as a stand-alone essay and in the ebook collection Chuck Klosterman on Pop, this essay is about U2.
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Chuck Klosterman And Philosophy

Author : Seth Vannatta
ISBN : 9780812697629
Genre : Philosophy
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Twenty-two modern-day philosophers take a look at the concepts that fascinate author Chuck Klosterman, as well as try answer many of the hypotheticals that Klosterman poses in his own writings. Original.
Category: Philosophy