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Sex, Drugs, and Cocoa Puffs

Abridged Audiobook

Written By: Chuck Klosterman

Narrated By: Chuck Klosterman

Publisher: Simon & Schuster

Date: June 2006

Duration: 5 hours 59 minutes

Summary:

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, Pamela Anderson and literary Jesus freaks. 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, and politics 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.'"

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  • Risikat A

    This is the first book, audio book or otherwise, that I've quit reading. Perhaps its because the observations no longer hold up in 2017? Either way, the conclusions were a reach and the work just wasn't compelling enough to continue. Made it about a third through before bailing.

  • Adam H.

    I really liked this book, but that's because I'm a gen-xer and I grew up with all the same pop culture things he writes about. If you weren't allowed to watch TV growing up or never read a comic book, you wont like this one.

  • ML

    This book has to be the surprise book of the year for me. Imagine a GenXer David Sedaris, that's the best way I can describe it. Satirical, funny, I actually laughed out loud a few times which is rare for me. If you enjoy comedy poking fun at pop culture and even occassionally hitting close to home, this is something you will enjoy!

  • Sandy

    Just plain horrible--Kept hoping it would get better but it got worse--was able to get through 2 C-D's and sent it back.

  • DepartedHavest com

    If you are in the mood to be bored to death, bludgeoned with pop culture pontifications, slain by the inane, please rent this book. It is Cocoa Puffs for the ears.