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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (37,984 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:
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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 and an almost effortless ability to spin brilliant prose out of unlikely subject matter, Klosterman attacks the entire spectrum of postmodern America: reality TV, Pamela Anderson, and literary Jesus freaks. And don’t even get him started on his love life and the whole Harry-Met-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, and politics 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.’”

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Quotes & Awards

  • “Maddeningly smart and funny...[Klosterman’s] good humor, compassion, and raw associative powers put him in the same league as Nick Hornby and Douglas Coupland.”

    Washington Post

  • “Klosterman has written a book that deftly skewers Americans’ dysfunctional love affair with everything and anyone famous...Sometimes provocative, sometimes insightful, and almost always very funny.”

    Columbus Dispatch

  • “Klosterman is thoughtful, witty, and insightful about subjects most writers would dismiss as brainless, witless, and shallow.”

    Tampa Tribune

  • “[This is] pop culture dissected with a razor sharp wit...in hilariously obsessive detail.”

    Rockford Register Star

  • “Quintessential Klosterman.”


Listener Opinions

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Rosalía | 2/20/2014

    " This book started off very interesting and fun, but in a short while the writing lacked any cohesion and the author rambled on and on as if he were fatigued and under the influence. And then it got weirder and weirder as if he was hallucinating by taking one of the stronger drugs. I wasn't expecting the book to thoroughly discuss basketball or pornography or the Internet.I have not taken LSD and yet, I thought I was experiencing a flashback. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by angrykitty | 2/17/2014

    " i think that i wanted to like this book more than i actually did. i read it quickly, and i found myself relating to a whole lot of it, but i think that's what my biggest problem with the book was....it was like reading a book written by that guy you knew in college that you would have those stupid drawn out conversations after a long night no good.....it was cool then, but i'm not so sure about how cool it is reading those conversations now.... "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 by Laur | 2/10/2014

    " A few funny, cerebral, quips is all Klosterman is good for. It was amusing, but I just don't think I can really appreciate his style of writing. I'm too loyal to the classics. At least I made an attempt to step outside of my usual genres. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Amee | 2/9/2014

    " Really entertained by this book for the chapters on why he hates John Cusack's Lloyd Dobler in 'Say Anything' (because all women love him), and the Saved by the Bell strange time-space lapse where they lost Jessie and Kelly. Hysterical. "

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