Killing Yourself to Live has ratings and reviews. Mike said: As a longtime admirer of Chuck Klosterman’s writing on pop music and culture, i. Jan 28, Carrie O’Grady follows Chuck Klosterman on a rock’n’roll road trip in Killing Yourself to Live. Jul 12, Chuck Klosterman is the kind of guy who calls Rod Stewart “the For his new book, Killing Yourself To Live, Klosterman traveled across.
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And I know my final complaint makes me look totally square — as I am, after all — but I could have done without all the drug use in this book. Maybe worth a read if you’re a liberal arts major who watches Wes Anderson movies and thinks Ed Hardy is the most amazing form of popular art the fashion world has ever seen. See 1 question about Killing Yourself to Live….
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A man in Dickinson, North Dakota, explained to him why we have fewer windmills than we used to. Klosterman also interweaves some of his thoughts and feelings from several of his real-life relationships a woman he is currently dating, and several from his past into his narrative on what his journey is teaching him about life and love and death.
To these ends, Klosterman goes ti a road trip, visiting the death sites of rock stars such as Duane Allman and Kurt Cobain. Well, that settles it: In the course of his travels he ruminates on life, love, and KISS. Building on the national bestselling success of Sex, Drugs, and Cocoa Puffspreeminent pop culture writer Chuck Klosterman unleashes his best book yet—the story of his cross-country tour of sites where rock stars have died and his search for love, excitement, and the meaning of death.
Jul 02, AJ Griffin rated it it was amazing Recommends it for: I simply couldn’t klosherman it down.
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As is the case with many young-ish writers today to wit: That’s what reading this book is like. He and his tall, thin, gorgeous editor at Spin think he should something “epic,” yeah, really epic, but what’s epic? The writing was energetic and genuinely funny. His egotism and self-deprecation in order to avoid sounding egotistical was too much to take. If you want to learn how to smoke marijuana resin using parts of your car, you should read this. Then the incessant pop-culture references, clever to be clever quips and the navel gazing.
Let’s say you’re a rock star seeking to further your career. Books of the Week.
Aug 15, Lacey rated it really liked it Recommends it for: Sure as shooting, says Chuck Klosterman. Chjck tries to be This sounded pretty good. And while that stuff is in there, it is almost a footnote. It’s hard not to be instantly won over, especially if you liked John Cusack in High Fidelity. Deathrock music. I liked some of the ideas and he’s certainly quotable.
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killin At one point, poisonous snakes became involved. And yet, all bitterness aside there were times when Chuck was so relatable it became frightening to read on. Ever since then, though, I’ve had a weird rivalry livr Chuck Klosterman that, much like the romances exacted and protracted in this book, is completely one sided with myself as the hopeless loser, so outclassed that my opponent is likely unaware there is even a contest going on.
Instead of making an honest assessment of life and his surroundings, he uses this sleight of hand in his pop culture internalizing to beat it back and not deal with it in any meaningful way.
KILLING YOURSELF TO LIVE: 85% of a True Story
Sep 16, Feisty Harriet rated it it was ok Shelves: For a better gourself of what is to hate about this book that serves also as a cautionary tale for would-be klostterman about what an audience most definitely ain’t interested in reading about, read “Mike’s” review here he gives the book a star: And the following scene a recounting of his only bad drug experience reads like the medical report from a Rock and Roll overdose: The whole book was like catnip to me — but then again, I’m a thirtysomething music nerd.
But I can also see how other people might not like Klosterman. Return to Book Page. Price may vary by retailer. Having never taken Dexedrine before, I expected big things; unfortunately nothing happened. cuck
Around midnight, a woman named Sharon showed up, and she told me yokrself had a great killinb of cocaine in her purse; not surprisingly, a few of us went into the bathroom and did rails of coke every twenty minutes for the next three hours. What does it mean to be epic?
What this book really got me thinking about wasn’t all the dysfunctional relationships I’ve had or have had the potential to have which is all he wanted to talk about but really that I just want to travel across the country and see some stuff.
If anything it made me want to learn more about these bands and their members so that I can have lkve even deeper appreciation for the book. Jun 28, Lindsey rated it liked it Shelves: I kind of can’t see how anybody can complain about two weeks of road tripping.
He snorted cocaine in a graveyard.