Sex, Drugs, and Cocoa Puffs: A Low Culture Manifesto by Chuck KlostermanOver half a million copies sold! 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. All of us. Club , and ESPN.
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The American writer Chuck Klosterman's Sex, Drugs and Cocoa Puffs, in addition to being one of the better essay collections of recent years it was first published in , is absolutely the best disguised. Klosterman's book subtitles itself "A Low Culture Manifesto", yet it's not a manifesto. Its table of contents sequences his chapters like the tracks of a CD, putting minute markings in place of page numbers; but only a part of the book has to do with music. To glue together what would otherwise be a disparate accumulation of introspective and journalistic pieces, Klosterman puts personalised "interludes" between each essay, in the manner of Hemingway's In Our Time. As "America's best-loved semipro freelance conversationist" self-proclaimed , Klosterman generates his odd brand of comfortingly low expectations making you feel that you could be talking to anyone, late at night, stoned, about familiar topics: reality television, computer games, Star Wars, MTV, Pamela Anderson and porn. He really is a good essayist, though, and strangely all the disguises add to the charm. Essay collections are notorious for being books that do not sell, yet Klosterman has attained cult status, his books joining the select and successful canon of reading for people who do not read, they are the sort of books that get sold in record shops - alongside works by Hunter S Thompson, Chuck Palahniuk, various rock critics, and historians of psychoactive drugs or gardeners offering instructions on how to grow them.
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Sex, Drugs, and Cocoa Puffs: A Low Culture Manifesto is a book written by Chuck Klosterman, first published by Scribner in It is a collection of eighteen.
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Sex, Drugs, and Cocoa Puffs: A Low Culture Manifesto by Chuck Klosterman is a novel about the development of Generation X, and how cultural icons both affected this development, and were affected by the same generation. This is not a scientific look, but rather, a personal one that examines the life of a Gen Xer through the eyes of someone who was in the center of a bombardment of cultural media, and who has embraced that media throughout his life as part of his continued career. Klosterman, a part of Generation X, seeks to explain how his culture affects and has been affected by mainstream media and popular culture icons.