Sex, Drugs, and Cocoa Puffs

Sex, Drugs, and Cocoa Puffs

A Low Culture Manifesto

Book - 2004
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Now in paperback after six hardback printings, the damn funny...wild collection of bracingly intelligent essays about topics that aren't quite as intelligent as Chuck Klosterman'(Esquire). Following the success of Fargo Rock City, Klosterman, a senior writer at Spin magazine, is back with a hilarious and savvy manifesto for a youth gone wild on pop culture and media, taking on everything from Guns'n'Roses tribute bands to Christian fundamentalism to internet porn. 'Maddeningly smart and funny' - Washington Post'
Publisher: New York : Scribner, [2004], ©2004
Edition: First Scribner trade paperback edition
ISBN: 9780743236010
0743236017
Branch Call Number: 306.0973 Kl
Description: 253 pages ; 22 cm

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Felicia_Caro Apr 30, 2014

For those of you who like absolutely everything & hate yourself for it, this offers subtle guidelines/commentary

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jkeeg
Jun 15, 2013

This was average. I had read some of Chuck Klosterman's writing on Grantland.com, but I was surprised at the snarkiness and down-my-nose tone of the writing. Some of the essays were pretty insightful, especially the ones on Billy Joel, the Dixie Chicks, and media bias.

penpencil22 Jun 24, 2011

I can't help but love this book. Witty, sarcastic, and thoroughly entertaining.

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penpencil22 Jun 24, 2011

“You’re trying to compare apples and oranges.”

“Why do you keep saying that? Apples and oranges aren’t that different, really. I mean, they’re both fruit. Their weight is extremely similar. They both contain acidic elements. They’re both roughly spherical. They serve the same social purpose. With the possible exception of a tangerine, I can’t think of anything more similar to an orange than an apple…

…So how is this a metaphor for difference? I could understand if you said, ‘That’s like comparing apples and uranium,’ or ‘That’s like comparing apples and baby wolverines’, or ‘That’s like comparing apples with the early work of Raymond Carver,’ or ‘That’s like comparing apples with hermaphroditic ground sloths,’ Those would all be valid examples of profound disparity. But not apples and oranges. In every meaningful way, they’re virtually identical.”

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