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@Read Pdf ⚽ Sex, Drugs, and Cocoa Puffs: A Low Culture Manifesto ð 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 as i just said in an email to james i knocked out sex drugs and cocoa puffs by chuck klosterman in a few hours last night, and i gotta tell you, i fear for the world when i think of how many kids i know list this book or its author as an all time favorite on facebook this guy is a turd, and people are clearly confusing his wit with intellect.so yeah.frustratingly surface, misogynistic, hipster cynicism b.s if you ask me. I know I m supposed to be won over by Chuck Klosterman s supposedly keen and cutting insight into pop culture and therefore the modern human experience, but I really just felt like I was at a really dull party and cornered by some annoyingly pseudo intellectual guy whose sole enjoyment is to contradict and mock anything anyone says just to hear himself talk. Recommended for English majors who like to play deconstruction, hipsters who used to make mix tapes,anyone who knows of Lloyd Dobbler, guys who are really into music and didn t get laid until college, the girls who love them Forgive me for what I m about to do I m really not a complete curmudgeon, and I feel nefarious for the review I m about to give, mostly because everyone I know likes this book, but I simply can t promote all of these essays as refreshingly creative and brilliantly written Recommended for English majors who like to play deconstruction, hipsters who used to make mix tapes,anyone who knows of Lloyd Dobbler, guys who are really into music and didn t get laid until college, the girls who love them Forgive me for what I m about to do I m really not a complete curmudgeon, and I feel nefarious for the review I m about to give, mostly because everyone I know likes this book, but I simply can t promote all of these essays as refreshingly creative and brilliantly written pop culture analyses disregard this review with respect to Tracks the essays are tracks for the metaphorical mix CD Klosterman has created 2, 5 , 12, and 15 Klosterman is that witty and perspicacious guy in the Misfits Tee we all know from college who began dating around his sopho year when women realized he was smart and amusing and Klosterman himself attributes this to the Woody Allen MiaFarroworDianeKeaton paradigm But in Sex, Drugs, and Cocoa Puffs he seems as if he still has to prove how hip, smart, and deserving of ladies and attention he really is There s a telling point when Klosterman is discussing country and alt country music see Toby Over Moby and chastises hipsters for their elitism and fickleness, but simultaneously, Klosterman name drops obscure little bands, and makes sure to let readers know what hallowed and respected hipster singers inhabit his CD shelf he has 17 Dylan and Phair albums, to be exact.Actually, there s no shortage of evidence about how hip, cool, and sensitive Kklosterman is This collection is his ode to his coolness, and it feels amateurish These are the essays we ve all virtually written after rounds of drinks at the local dive bar These are the musings of anyone who has ever had any knack or talent for deconstruction or charming, somewhat intellectual bullshit after overdosing on Mountain Dew and the equally empty calories of Teen dream television Klosterman chooses Saved By The Bell and MTV S first Real World here Klosterman s writing is problematic because many of these essays feel like they were written for a junior composition class although I have to admit, Klosterman would certainly be a favored student I can practically feel the teacher s notes on the pages Chuck, need to end with a WOW statement all the ending sentences are the mass produced Eng 300 variety concise, annoyingly clever, and they sort of pertain to something mentioned in the essay The good news These essays will resonate with you, overeducated hipster reader If you grew up in the 80s and early 90s, then you will get these, and they will likely be the encapsulation of everything you and your drunkard Chuck Taylor wearing, irony branded, PBR drinking buddies discussed on the long walk home from the party I admit, Chuck Klosterman amused me, but mostly because he wrote down all the thoughts my friends and I used to discuss I am breaking my personal rule about not rating a book I haven t finished.This guy, whether he is playing a character or being himself, comes across as a pretentious prick who mistakes intellect for wisdom DNF threw in the towel at 30% wish I could get my time back, even if it was just to watch paint dryit would have beenproductive.