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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.'"

©2003, 2004 Chuck Klosterman. All rights reserved. (P)2006 Simon & Schuster Inc. All rights reserved. Audioworks is an imprint of Simon & Schuster Audio Division, Simon & Schuster, Inc.

Kritikerstimmen

"[Klosterman] is a skilled prose stylist with a witty, twisted brain, a photo-perfect memory for entertainment trivia, and has real chops as a memoirist." ( Publishers Weekly)
"Intelligent analysis and thought-provoking insight....there is much here to entertain and illuminate." ( Amazon.com)

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hit and miss<br />

Some funny parts but a lot of very US specific references that i didnt get. LA lakers and Boston Celtics as essential American archetypes or representative of deep divisions in US society. TV series saved by the bell...

Tends to go off on rambling diatribes based on long gone pop culture seeking deeper meanings and messages. sometimes works but more often I was left failing to see the point.

Its nice the author reads the book as you get a feel for him and hes quite self-critical which helps puncture some if his more overblown attempts at extracting the meaning of life from low culture.

Overall a good book for holiday reading or WC literature.

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