Killing Yourself to Live: 85% of a True Story
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... show more
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.
Publish date: June 13th 2006
Pages no: 272
Edition language: English
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I didn't get too far into this one. It felt like it was trying too hard to be hip. I kept trying to force myself to read it, but I wasn't having fun.
I noticed a girl reading Sex, Drugs, and Cocoa Puffs several years ago when we were both working at the local movie theater during summer break. I thought the title and cover art were awesome so I bought it and read it. I really can’t remember how I felt about it then other than thinking it was okay...
Ein wirklich sehr unterhaltsames Buch über die amerikanische Musikkultur, das sich mit Selbstmorden und Unfällen von Rockmusikern beschäftigt. Dabei aber eine gewisse Einsicht in das Privatleben, vor allem Liebesleben, des Autors bietet.Chuck Klosterman findet eine gelungene Balance zwischen Fakten ...
As much as I typically don't enjoy "road narratives," (cough, Kerouac, cough) I found this to be absolutely fantastic. Granted, it's Chuck Klosterman, so I expected as much. Actually, I might have underestimated the power of this book going into it. Some of the events it covers I didn't care that mu...