by Georgie, May 25, 2005 12:38 PM
One of Klosterman's most "dangerous ideas" may be his assertion that Billy Joel is a fantastic songwriter, but, oddly enough, his profile on the singer is not only fascinating, it earned him the wrath of Mr. Joel himself. How ironic! And yet, perhaps not. Irony is Klosterman's stock-in-trade, and his ability to combine it with his insatiable enthusiasm and curiosity for the world of pop culture is a truly charming talent. Klosterman's collection of essays is a delight to read; his irrepressible style is both quirky and very funny.