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Fargo Rock City: A Heavy Metal Odyssey in Rural North Dakota

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Empirically proving that — no matter where you are — kids wanna rock, this is Chuck Klosterman's hilrious memoir of growing up as a shameless metalhead in Wyndmere, North Dakotoa (population: 498). With a voice like Ace Frehley's guitar, Klosterman hacks his way through hair-band history, beginning with that fateful day in 1983 when his older brother brought home Mötley Crüe's Shout at the Devil. The fifth-grade Chuck wasn't quite ready to rock — his hair was too short and his farm was too quiet — but he still found a way to bang his nappy little head. Before the journey was over, he would slow-dance to Poison, sleep innocently beneath satanic pentagrams, lust for Lita Ford, and get ridiculously intellectual about Guns N' Roses. C'mon and feel his noize.

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"[W]hat Lester Bangs would have written had he been a farmboy raised on a diet of Skid Row and KISS." Kirkus Reviews

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"Writing about American pop culture doesn't get any better than this, or any funnier, or any more readable." Stephen King

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Powered by a sharp and wholly original voice, Klosterman delivers a real-life "High Fidelity" in this savvy, deliriously funny memoir of growing up a shameless heavy-metal devotee in 1980s North Dakota.

About the Author

Chuck Klosterman is the New York Times bestselling author of seven previous books, including Sex, Drugs, and Cocoa Puffs; Eating the Dinosaur; Killing Yourself to Live; and The Visible Man. His debut book, Fargo Rock City, was the winner of the ASCAP-Deems Taylor Award. He has written for GQ, Esquire, Spin, The Washington Post, The Guardian, The Believer, and The Onion A.V. Club. He currently serves as “The Ethicist” for the New York Times Magazine and writes about sports and popular culture for ESPN.

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Sophie, January 1, 2010 (view all comments by Sophie)
Hilarious, informative, and absolutely impossible to put down. One of my favorite books ever.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780743406567
Author:
Klosterman, Chuck
Publisher:
Scribner Book Company
Author:
Klosterman, Chuc
Author:
K
Location:
New York
Subject:
Literary
Subject:
United states
Subject:
History & Criticism *
Subject:
Heavy metal (music)
Subject:
North dakota
Subject:
Heavy Metal
Subject:
Childhood Memoir
Subject:
General Biography
Subject:
Genres & Styles - Heavy Metal
Subject:
Heavy metal (Music) - Social aspects -
Subject:
North Dakota Social life and customs.
Subject:
Biography-Literary
Copyright:
Edition Number:
1st Touchstone ed.
Edition Description:
B102
Series Volume:
107-331
Publication Date:
May 2002
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
288
Dimensions:
8.25 x 5.31 in 8.715 oz

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Product details 288 pages Scribner Book Company - English 9780743406567 Reviews:
"Review" by , "[W]hat Lester Bangs would have written had he been a farmboy raised on a diet of Skid Row and KISS."
"Review" by , "Writing about American pop culture doesn't get any better than this, or any funnier, or any more readable."
"Synopsis" by , Powered by a sharp and wholly original voice, Klosterman delivers a real-life "High Fidelity" in this savvy, deliriously funny memoir of growing up a shameless heavy-metal devotee in 1980s North Dakota.
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