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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (10,553 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Chuck Klosterman Narrator: Chuck Klosterman Publisher: Simon & Schuster Audio Format: Abridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: September 2006 ISBN: 9780743563826
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FROM THE BESTSELLING AUTHOR OF SEX, DRUGS AND COCOA PUFFS AND KILLING YOURSELF TO LIVE

CHUCK KLOSTERMAN IV consists of three parts:

THINGS THAT ARE TRUE

Profiles and trend stories: Britney Spears, Val Kilmer, McDonalds, 70's rock band nostalgia cruises -- with new introductions and asides.

THINGS THAT MIGHT BE TRUE

Opinions and theories on everything from monogamy to guilt, and (of course) Advancement -- with new hypothetical questions and asides.

SOMETHING THAT ISN'T TRUE AT ALL

This is new fiction. There's an introduction, but no asides. Well, there's an aside in the introduction, but none in the story. Download and start listening now!

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Quotes & Awards

  • “All the various factions of Klosterman-followers—thoughtful admirers, rabid idolators, thoughtful detractors, rabid player-haters—will find something in his fourth book to satisfy their wants.” 

    New York Times

  • “Klosterman…churns out intelligent pieces on fame’s absurdity.” 

    Entertainment Weekly

  • “This collection of previously published essays…definitely has kick.” 

    Publishers Weekly

  • “Entertaining…Contradictions and silliness best exemplify this collection. Klosterman’s writing is funny and smart.” 

    Booklist

  • A New York Times Bestseller

Listener Opinions

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Courtney | 2/4/2014

    " First 2 parts are awesome, of course; last section just meanders... "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Brian | 1/31/2014

    " Okay, so I would just like to say that Chuck Klosterman isn't really the next literary messiah, and that the post-modern/post-internet (misguided) impulse to deify certain forms of popular culture might conflate him to canonical status. But, as a self-proclaimed "smart-kid" thriving among media saturation, I do admire his staunch disaffection in the face of celebrity degradation, as well as his willingness to declare that U2 never actually sold-out, they just learned how to turn the ability to make money into the ability to determine your own destiny. Lucky for us Bono feels his destiny is to make the world better. Regardless of how you feel about the importance of Culture (be it high, low, popular, or vulgar), Chuck Klosterman reminds us that it is simply there, it will always be there, and that it is up to us to choose how to co-exist with it. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Kim | 1/27/2014

    " This is a pretty male-oriented book. I'm not a huge fan, but the writing is good and Klosterman presents interesting ideas. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Dawn Riddle | 1/25/2014

    " Frankie loaned me this book while I was in Chile. It was weird reading about N. American pop culture in South America. I wrote Chuck Klosterman a post card from Valparaiso. He has yet to write back. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Holly | 1/25/2014

    " The extended versions of articles the author has written over the years for various magazines. Any book that can include commentary on Britney Spears, Radiohead, and Chicken McNuggets is my kind of read. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Tony | 1/20/2014

    " thinks he cooler than he actually is. i think his insights on pop culture are not as provocative as he believes they are. I want my 20 bucks back. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Erin Sidney | 1/19/2014

    " While sex drugs and cocoa puffs (that was The One With The Kid A 9/11 Essay right? Maybe I'm thinking of the one about dead rock stars) was more engaging to me and I liked that it was a bit more focused I still laughed out loud and read passages to my wife. Run on sentences make the best reviews. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Sharon | 1/15/2014

    " Klosterman's writing for Spin, Esquire, and a variety of other publications amuses and often inspires. I adore his self-deprecating style and his non-pretentious way of addressing music---the interviews here are the best material, and sometimes in surprising places (the interview of Radiohead, one of my all-time favorite bands, wasn't quite as interesting as the depressing & revealing piece on Billy Joel). Klosterman is not especially skilled at fiction writing (at least in the piece displayed here), but the special brand of pop-culture, nostalgia-infused memoir he excels at is addictive and lovely. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Dan | 1/12/2014

    " Not as good as "Sex, Drugs, and Cocoa Puffs," but still good. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Valerie Anderson | 12/4/2013

    " I loved the first section, which were all interviews with famous musicians. Very interesting; he's a great interviewer. The rest of it? Not so much. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Shananana | 11/9/2013

    " Perfect bedside book, short articles that the Chuckster has written for Spin, Esquire, etc. Better in small doses though. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 micah | 8/21/2013

    " bono is a fraud. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Liz | 10/24/2012

    " Klosterman is a really interesting cultural critic. This book also includes a short story by him. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Steph | 9/4/2012

    " a mix of his columns throughout the years. perfect for t rides cuz of their shortness and general unconnectedness. extra star for the short story at the end. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Moira Russell | 8/28/2012

    " The only reason I didn't award this more stars is this bastard Klosterman is having my wish-career. Let some other talented eighties-born slackers in at the trough, eh, dude? "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Paul Austin | 7/7/2012

    " I will read everything Chuck K. writes until the day he drops (or I do, whichever comes first.) So should you. They are even at the library, for chrissakes, it's FREE! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Amy | 6/8/2012

    " Another Klosterman hit! He takes some of his deep philosophical questions from "Sex, Drugs, and Cocoa Puffs" and provides his perceptual answers. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Cheryl | 2/1/2012

    " Fantastic BOOK! I love everything about how Klosterman writes! Funny guy, awesome pieces! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Tina | 1/19/2012

    " This is the book that Michael Libby would have written had he not got a job at BOA "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Mike Lewis | 11/18/2011

    " My favorite interview is with Val Kilmer when he said that he's such a good actor that he's more real as a policeman than an actual policeman. Think about that for a second. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Caleb | 6/29/2011

    " Each of the three sections brings you a new way to get more out of this book. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Ixxa | 5/25/2011

    " Geniales entrevistas. La de Britney Spears es otro pedo. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Christina | 5/4/2011

    " Very entertaining look at journalism and various musical artists, actors, actresses and athletes. Quick read. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Vicky | 4/25/2011

    " A+ hilarity. Chuck Klosterman is my favorite man in the whole world at this moment.

    The book almost glowed with all my highlighting (which I minimized towards the end, because all the highlighting would have made the book virtually unreadable) because it was funny and also sometimes true. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Joel | 4/18/2011

    " It's entirely necessary to take this guy with a large grain of salt, but he is very very funny and knows an inordinate amount about useless things. I laughed out loud many times while reading this, which I don't often do. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Mark Tegethoff | 4/18/2011

    " Solid effort by Klosterman. It does, however, drag a bit at times, and as is the case with this genre, is dependent on a level of interest in each of the topics that Klosterman tackles. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Melissa | 3/26/2011

    " ?Super funny, but then again his books always are. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 aaron | 3/19/2011

    " this is a great read by klosterman. it contains quite a few essays. the tag on this book is that some of the stories are true, some of them may be true, and some of them are fiction. they are all very good stories. if you like klosterman, you're gonna like this one as well. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Cat | 2/24/2011

    " Chuck Klosterman is my favorite essayist. He manages to blend pop culture and philosophy masterfully. Seriously. Pop culture and philosophy! Add a healthy dose of cynicism and angst, and it's like these were tailor made for my consumption. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Matt | 1/30/2011

    " Another solid read, which should surprise absolutely nobody. "

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About the Author
Author Chuck Klosterman

Chuck Klosterman is the New York Times bestselling author of seven books, including Sex, Drugs, and Cocoa Puffs, Eating the Dinosaur, and The Visible Man. His debut book, Fargo Rock City, was the winner of the ASCAP-Deems Taylor Award. He has written for GQ, Esquire, the New York Times magazine, Spin, the Washington Post, the Guardian, and ESPN, and now writes about sports and pop culture for Grantland.com.