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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (7,742 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Chuck Klosterman Narrator: Chuck Klosterman, Ira Glass, Errol Morris Publisher: Simon & Schuster Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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Chuck Klosterman has chronicled rock music, film, and sports for almost 15 years. He's covered extreme metal, extreme nostalgia, disposable art, disposable heroes, life on the road, life through the television, urban uncertainty, and small-town weirdness. Through a variety of media and with a multitude of motives, he's written about everything he can think of (and a lot that he's forgotten). The world keeps accelerating, but the pop ideas keep coming. 


In Eating the Dinosaur, Klosterman is more entertaining and incisive than ever. Whether he's dissecting the boredom of voyeurism, the reason why music fans inevitably hate their favorite band's latest album, or why we love watching can't-miss superstars fail spectacularly, Klosterman remains obsessed with the relationship between expectation, reality, and living history. It's amateur anthropology for the present tense, and sometimes it's incredibly funny.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “In the course of the collection’s thirteen essays, Klosterman burrows into overexposed but underexplored departments of American pop culture. Declaring himself ‘post-taste,’ he evaluates not the merits of certain phenomena but the ways we ‘us’ them.”

    New York Times

  • “Author and cultural commentator Klosterman …one of few cultural essayists to enjoy a wide readership…thrives on challenging his readers.”

    Publishers Weekly

  • “Klosterman returns to deconstructing pop culture to its base elements…The result is a collection as much about the author and his way of thinking as it is about his topics. In both cases, the author is unique. Funny, irreverent and fascinating—Klosterman at his best.”

    Kirkus Reviews

  • A New York Times Bestseller

Listener Opinions

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Jill Edmondson | 2/19/2014

    " Parts of this were really good and others just didn't work for me. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 by Kristi | 2/17/2014

    " nowhere near as fun as sex drugs and cocoa puffs. the format is sort of interesting and more stream of consciousness, but i am not loving it.... "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Greg | 2/12/2014

    " Read it in about four days, so i guess you could say i enjoyed it. The essay on the Unabomber is brilliant. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 by Gina | 1/23/2014

    " Klosterman, too cool for school? Every now and again I'm impressed. But not consistently. It was more of a resounding "meh." "

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