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Chuck Klosterman

Autor/a de Sex, Drugs, and Cocoa Puffs

33+ obres 15,300 Membres 313 Ressenyes 76 preferits

Sobre l'autor

Chuck Klosterman, currently a music, film, & culture critic for Ohio's "Akron Beacon Journal", began his career with "The Forum" in Fargo, North Dakota. He lives in Akron, Ohio, where he once consumed nothing but McDonald's Chicken McNuggets for seven straight days. (Publisher Provided) Chuck mostra'n més Klosterman is the New York Times bestselling author of six books of nonfiction (including Sex, Drugs, and Cocoa Puffs, I Wear the Black Hat and But What If We're Wrong?) and two novels (Downtown Owl and The Visible Man). His debut book, Fargo Rock City, was a winner of the ASCAP-Deems Taylor Award. He currently covers sports and popular culture for ESPN and serves as "The Ethicist" for the New York Times Magazine. (Bowker Author Biography) mostra'n menys

Obres de Chuck Klosterman

Sex, Drugs, and Cocoa Puffs (2003) 4,931 exemplars
Eating the Dinosaur (2009) 1,220 exemplars
Downtown Owl (2008) 1,007 exemplars
The Nineties: A Book (2022) 549 exemplars
The Visible Man (2011) 454 exemplars

Obres associades

The Best American Nonrequired Reading 2003 (2003) — Col·laborador — 743 exemplars
The New Kings of Nonfiction (2007) — Col·laborador — 727 exemplars
The Best American Travel Writing 2009 (2009) — Col·laborador — 122 exemplars
Binge: 60 stories to make your brain feel different (2021) — Narrador, algunes edicions43 exemplars
Grantland Quarterly, No. 7 (2013) — Col·laborador — 4 exemplars


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Klosterman has really refined his commentary over the years. This is a very good and very relevant look at one of the most transformational decades, looking at how we experience things vs how we remember things. It serves as a great refresher as well as explanation of things that make absolutely no sense to people who didn't love through them.
Moon_Cthulhu | Hi ha 28 ressenyes més | Nov 9, 2023 |
This was a charming book full of concise information about odd and half-forgotten topics and trends that shaped the 90’s. The scope of the book was admirable (grunge, video rental stores, sports, politics, Y2K, etc.) and made it feel like a true overview of the decade. The author’s writing style and distinct voice are what really shines through however, he somehow made a chapter on college football (a sport I have no attachment to, at any level) keenly interesting.

Autolycus21 | Hi ha 28 ressenyes més | Oct 10, 2023 |
A somewhat meandering (a la Klosterman, though less than some other books of his), "lay"-philosophical/historical consideration of the fact that we're (you, me, your mom, your favorite professor) largely wrong about mostly everything. Even if we can say that we know more than e.g. 2000 or 1000 or 50 years ago, we can't claim we are now 'right' (except, maybe/probably, about basic physics and cosmology... probably); people 100 or 500 or 1000 years from now will look back at us and wonder how we could possibly have been so stupid, etc. (except, probably, for the physics...)

This is the usual Klosterman collection of essays strung together into a book... except this really does feel like a book. And he seems more... serious... or at least less flippant. It is an entertaining and relatively lightweight (given the subject) reminder that our certainties are frail before the fullness of time and our tastes, values and judgments will either be misunderstood, lost, or simply left on the cutting room floor of history. We know this, and should be conscious of this.
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dcunning11235 | Hi ha 31 ressenyes més | Aug 12, 2023 |
Overall, a good read. I'm not sure I comprehend his point re: Saved By The Bell, largely because I missed this 'phenomenon' somehow. Other essays I just kinda feel 'meh' about. But there are a few gems, e.g. "All I Know is What I Read in the Papers."

Clearly, from some reviews here, some people really did not like this book. Fair enough; this is a bit of pop culture, aspiring to be (and I think somewhat successful at being) a bit more, but still basically passing commentary on the here and now. Or, what was here and now 5 to 10 years ago, at the time of my reading.

What I don't get is the tone of some of the comments; apparently some folks came looking for Hume or Kant or Jesus and left pretty disappointed and/or pissed off that they found some random, snarky, Midwesterner instead.
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dcunning11235 | Hi ha 83 ressenyes més | Aug 12, 2023 |



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