Sex, Drugs, and Cocoa Puffs

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Juli 2003



From the kid who brought you Fargo Rock City -- the first book in history to garner the praise of Stephen King, David Byrne, Donna Gaines, Sebastian Bach, Jonathan Lethem, and Rivers Cuomo -- comes Sex, Drugs, and Cocoa Puffs -- the first book in history to examine breakfast cereal, reality television, tribute bands, Internet porn, serial killers, and the Dixie Chicks. 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 a seemingly effortless ability to spin brilliant prose out of unlikely subject matter. 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 of the 1980s, 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 movies, sports, television, music, books, video games, 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.'"


1 This Is Emo (carnivore interlude)
2 Billy Sim (reality interlude)
3 What Happens When People Stop Being Polite (Pat Benatar interlude)
4 Every Dog Must Have His Every Day, Every Drunk Must Have His Drink (Monkees = Monkees interlude)
5 Appetite for Replication (an interlude to be named later)
6 Ten Seconds to Love (metaphorical fruit interlude)
7 George Will vs. Nick Hornby (Ralph Nader interlude)
8 33 (Fonzie recalibration interlude)
9 Porn ("kitty cat as terrorist" interlude)
10 The Lady or the Tiger (hypothetical interlude)
11 Being Zack Morris (50-50 interlude)
12 Sulking with Lisa Loeb on the Ice Planet Hoth (anti-homeless interlude)
13 The Awe-Inspiring Beauty of Tom Cruise's Shattered, Troll-like Face (punk interlude)
14 Toby over Moby (Johnny Cash interlude)
15 This Is Zodiac Speaking (Timothy McVeigh interlude)
16 All I Know Is What I Read in the Papers (boom!)
17 I, Rock Chump (waiting to die interlude)
18 How to Disappear Completely and Never Be Found


Chuck Klosterman has the time and inclination to think through the issues that you didn't even know were issues. Laugh at him, or with him, or both...but you will laugh, dammit, you will laugh.

Bob Odenkirk of Mr. Show

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, though he's a more tenacious critic than either.

The Washington Post

EAN: 9780743236003
ISBN: 0743236009
Untertitel: A Low Culture Manifesto. 43:B&W 5. 5 x 8. 5 in or 216 x 140 mm (Demy 8vo) Blue Cloth w/Jacket on Creme w/Gloss Lam. Sprache: Englisch.
Verlag: Scribner
Erscheinungsdatum: Juli 2003
Seitenanzahl: 258 Seiten
Format: gebunden
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