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Sex, Drugs, and Cocoa Puffs: A Low Culture Manifesto - Chuck Klosterman
Sex, Drugs, and Cocoa Puffs: A Low Culture Manifesto
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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... show more
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, Internet porn, Pamela Anderson, literary Jesus freaks, and the real difference between apples and oranges (of which there is none). 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, politics, and kittens, 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.'" Read to believe.
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Format: paperback
ISBN: 9780743236010 (0743236017)
ASIN: 743236017
Publisher: Scribner
Pages no: 272
Edition language: English
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Words, Words, Words
Words, Words, Words rated it
3.0 'Sex, Drugs, and Cocoa Puffs' by Chuck Klosterman
Chuck Klosterman is a clever guy. That much I can say unequivocally, everything else is up in the air. Here is the thing. Mr. Klosterman is willing to take on some weird questions How is Pamela Anderson a reflection of our changing attitudes about sex? How has The Real World changed how Americ...
Blogs Don't Burn
Blogs Don't Burn rated it
3.5
In Chapter 13 of this book, Klosterman dissects those answers offered by The Matrix, Memento, Vanilla Sky, and Waking Life to the question, “What is reality?” All of these movies follow protagonists whose chief antagonists are their own perceptions of reality, and after a few insights, Klosterman pu...
Anya's Books
Anya's Books rated it
3.0 Sex, Drugs, and Cocoa Puffs: A Low Culture Manifesto
Oversimplified, generalized and cynical self-described BS. I spent the entire time reading this book vacillating between red-eyed fury and intellectually stimulated amusement.
All I Want in my Life
All I Want in my Life rated it
4.0 Sex, Drugs, and Cocoa Puffs: A Low Culture Manifesto
For the parts that one has experienced, this author can have you literally laughing out loud. This book provides a refreshing laugh when looking at a lot of our lives through a different perspective. The title was definitely eye catching and for the most part, the text between the pages held up it's...
I'll think of a damn title later
I'll think of a damn title later rated it
3.0 Sex, Drugs, and Cocoa Puffs: A Low Culture Manifesto
While I don't agree with everything Chuck Klosterman says (still not sure how calling yourself 'creative' is a bad thing), he presents topics in a fascinating way. Try it, it's weird.
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