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Chuck Klosterman, Volume 4: A Decade of Curious People and Dangerous Ideas

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Publisher Comments:

The pop culture obsessive voice of his generation returns with a collection compiled from ten years of essays, opinions, theories, and hypothetical questions, covering everything from robots to Radiohead.

Chuck Klosterman IV consists of three parts:

Things that are true
Profiles and trend stories: Britney Spears, Radiohead, Billy Joel, Metallica, Val Kilmer, Bono, Wilco, The White Stripes, Steve Nash, Morrissey, Robert Plant — all with new introductions and footnotes.

Things that might be true
Opinions and theories on everything from monogamy to pirates to robots to super people to guilt and (of course) advancement — all with new hypothetical questions and footnotes.

Something that isn't true at all
This is new fiction. There's an introduction, but no footnotes. Well, there's a footnote in the introduction, but none in the story.

Review:

"Klosterman's writing is funny and smart, if not so new or earth shattering, and that, after all, is pop culture." Booklist

Review:

"Chuck Klosterman IV has its finest moments when the author is sympathetically hearing out the Method-mad actor Val Kilmer, asking a baffled Britney Spears to contemplate her own sex appeal and zipping around Dublin in order to grapple with a riddle that will live as long as music itself: is Bono full of it?" New York Times

Review:

"[P]ractical but not necessary, useful rather than enlightening." Los Angeles Times

Synopsis:

Coming off the breakthrough success of Sex, Drugs, and Cocoa Puffs and Killing Yourself to Live, bestselling pop culture guru Chuck Klosterman assembles his best work previously unavailable in book form—including the ground-breaking 1996 piece about his chicken McNuggets experiment, his uncensored profile of Britney Spears, and a previously unpublished short story—all recontextualized in Chuck’s unique voice with new intros, outros, segues, and masterful footnotes.

Chuck Klosterman IV consists of three parts:

Things That Are True—Profiles and trend stories: Britney Spears, Radiohead, Billy Joel, Metallica, Val Kilmer, Bono, Wilco, the White Stripes, Steve Nash, Morrissey, Robert Plant—all with new introductions and footnotes.

Things That Might Be True—Opinions and theories on everything from monogamy to pirates to robots to super people to guilt, and (of course) Advancement—all with new hypothetical questions and footnotes.

Something That Isn’t True At All—This is old fiction. There’s a new introduction, but no footnotes. Well, there’s a footnote in the introduction, but none in the story.

About the Author

Charles John "Chuck" Klosterman is an American pop-culture journalist, critic, and essayist. He was raised on a farm near Wyndmere, North Dakota and graduated from the University of North Dakota in 1994. After college he was a journalist in Fargo and later an arts critic for the Akron Beacon Journal in Akron, Ohio before moving to New York in 2003.

Table of Contents

Contents

Things That Are True

Southern-Fried Sex Kitten

Bending Spoons with Britney Spears

(This Happened in) October

Mysterious Days

Call me "Lizard King." No...really. I insist.

Crazy Things Seem Normal, Normal Things Seem Crazy

1,400 Mexican Moz Fans Can't Be (Totally) Wrong

Viva Morrissey!

Chomp Chomp

The Amazing McNugget Diet

McDiculous

My Second-Favorite Canadian

The Karl Marx of the Hardwood

Deep Blue Something

That '70s Cruise

"Deep Sabbath"

In the Beginning, There Was Zoso

Not a Whole Lotta Love

Disposable Heroes

Band on the Couch

Unbuttoning the Hardest Button to Button

Garage Days Unvisited

The Ice Planet Goth

Something Wicked This Way Comes

Fitter, Happier

No More Knives

The American Radiohead

Ghost Story

Bowling for the Future (and Possibly Horse Carcasses)

Local Clairvoyants Split Over Future

But I Still Think "All for Leyna" Is Awesome

The Stranger

Someone Like You

Dude Rocks Like a Lady

Taking The Streets to the Music

Untitled Geezer Profile

Five Interesting Corpses

The Ratt Trap

How Real Is Real

The Tenth Beatle

Here's "Johnny" 207

Fargo Rock City, for Real

To Be Scene, or Not to Be Seen

Things That Might Be True

The Grizzly Hypothetical

Nemesis

The Transformation Hypothetical

Advancement

The Unknown Companion Hypothetical

I Do Not Hate the Olympics

The Dress Code Hypothetical

Three Stories Involving Pants

The Court of Public Opinion Hypothetical

Don't Look Back in Anger

The Brain Pill Hypothetical

Not Guilty

The Life Plagiarist Hypothetical

Cultural Betrayal

The Universal Morality Hypothetical

Monogamy

The Joe Six-Pack Hypothetical

Certain Rock Bands You Probably Like

The Hitler Theft Hypothetical

Pirates

The Robot War Hypothetical

Robots

The Cannibal's Quandary

Super People

The Apocalypse Hypothetical

Television

The General Tso's Hypothetical

Singularity

Something That Isn't True at All

You Tell Me

Acknowledgments

Index

Product Details

ISBN:
9780743284899
Author:
Klosterman, Chuck
Publisher:
Scribner Book Company
Subject:
Literary
Subject:
Essays
Subject:
American - General
Subject:
Editors, Journalists, Publishers
Subject:
Popular Culture - General
Subject:
General Social Science
Subject:
Pop culture - United States
Subject:
United States - Civilization - 1971-
Subject:
Sociology - General
Subject:
britney spears, klosterman, chuck klosterman, sex drugs cocoa puffs, killing yourself to live, downtown owl, bono, val kilmer, morrisey, chicken mcnuggets, steve wash, garth brooks, elvis presley, journey, black sabbath, led zeppelin, van halen, metallica
Subject:
britney spears, klosterman, chuck klosterman, sex drugs cocoa puffs, killing yourself to live, downtown owl, bono, val kilmer, morrisey, chicken mcnuggets, steve wash, garth brooks, elvis presley, journey, black sabbath, led zeppelin, van halen, metallica
Subject:
britney spears, klosterman, chuck klosterman, sex drugs cocoa puffs, killing yourself to live, downtown owl, bono, val kilmer, morrisey, chicken mcnuggets, steve wash, garth brooks, elvis presley, journey, black sabbath, led zeppelin, van halen, metallica
Subject:
britney spears, klosterman, chuck klosterman, sex drugs cocoa puffs, killing yourself to live, downtown owl, bono, val kilmer, morrisey, chicken mcnuggets, steve wash, garth brooks, elvis presley, journey, black sabbath, led zeppelin, van halen, metallica
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade Paperback
Publication Date:
20070731
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
432
Dimensions:
8.44 x 5.5 in 13.51 oz

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Product details 432 pages Scribner Book Company - English 9780743284899 Reviews:
"Review" by , "Klosterman's writing is funny and smart, if not so new or earth shattering, and that, after all, is pop culture."
"Review" by , "Chuck Klosterman IV has its finest moments when the author is sympathetically hearing out the Method-mad actor Val Kilmer, asking a baffled Britney Spears to contemplate her own sex appeal and zipping around Dublin in order to grapple with a riddle that will live as long as music itself: is Bono full of it?"
"Review" by , "[P]ractical but not necessary, useful rather than enlightening."
"Synopsis" by , Coming off the breakthrough success of Sex, Drugs, and Cocoa Puffs and Killing Yourself to Live, bestselling pop culture guru Chuck Klosterman assembles his best work previously unavailable in book form—including the ground-breaking 1996 piece about his chicken McNuggets experiment, his uncensored profile of Britney Spears, and a previously unpublished short story—all recontextualized in Chuck’s unique voice with new intros, outros, segues, and masterful footnotes.

Chuck Klosterman IV consists of three parts:

Things That Are True—Profiles and trend stories: Britney Spears, Radiohead, Billy Joel, Metallica, Val Kilmer, Bono, Wilco, the White Stripes, Steve Nash, Morrissey, Robert Plant—all with new introductions and footnotes.

Things That Might Be True—Opinions and theories on everything from monogamy to pirates to robots to super people to guilt, and (of course) Advancement—all with new hypothetical questions and footnotes.

Something That Isn’t True At All—This is old fiction. There’s a new introduction, but no footnotes. Well, there’s a footnote in the introduction, but none in the story.

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