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Chuck Klosterman, currently a music, film, & culture critic for Ohio's "Akron Beacon Journal", began his career with "The Forum" in Fargo, North Dakota. He lives in Akron, Ohio, where he once consumed nothing but McDonald's Chicken McNuggets for seven straight days. (Publisher Provided) Chuck näytä lisää Klosterman is the New York Times bestselling author of six books of nonfiction (including Sex, Drugs, and Cocoa Puffs, I Wear the Black Hat and But What If We're Wrong?) and two novels (Downtown Owl and The Visible Man). His debut book, Fargo Rock City, was a winner of the ASCAP-Deems Taylor Award. He currently covers sports and popular culture for ESPN and serves as "The Ethicist" for the New York Times Magazine. (Bowker Author Biography) näytä vähemmän

Tekijän teokset

Eating the Dinosaur (2009) 1,241 kappaletta
Downtown Owl (2008) 1,014 kappaletta
The Nineties: A Book (2022) 599 kappaletta
The Visible Man (2011) 459 kappaletta

Associated Works

The Best American Nonrequired Reading 2003 (2003) — Avustaja — 746 kappaletta
The New Kings of Nonfiction (2007) — Avustaja — 736 kappaletta
The Best American Travel Writing 2009 (2009) — Avustaja — 124 kappaletta
Binge: 60 stories to make your brain feel different (2021) — Kertoja, eräät painokset48 kappaletta
Grantland Quarterly, No. 7 (2013) — Avustaja — 4 kappaletta

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I do not have any memory of the 90s so I wanted to fill my gaps of knowledge. For reference, some of my first childhood memories were 9/11. It is not much of a formal history book but a casual exploration on the American cultural highlights that shaped the nineties such as Nirvana or Mike Tyson. In a way, the book captures the personalities and feelings of the era. It was nice to learn about small things like "sell-out" and "commercialism", concepts that were important in the nineties. Also, the whole part about Biosphere 2 ?? How was that forgotten in history?? I cannot believe that happened. Why didn't my parents share this key information with me ??… (lisätietoja)
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Anamie | 30 muuta kirja-arvostelua | Feb 21, 2024 |
This is an odd little book. I would say it's one of those that make you wonder what the author was smoking, but he says several times that he was smoking pot. That explains a lot. It was funny in places, but I haven't really watched TV since 2000, and I didn't watch much for about 3 years before that, so even as a Gen-X'er, I couldn't relate to much of what he wrote about. I listen to several genres of music, but I'm not heavily into any (though I know several people who would absolutely love the chapters in which he dissected old rock albums) and I didn't recognize several of the bands he mentioned and very few of the albums.
The one thing he wrote with which I can completely relate is something I've wondered about myself. To paraphrase: We shouldn't pick up hitchhikers because all hitchhikers are serial killers and/or rapists. But you shouldn't hitchhike because anyone who would pick up a hitchhiker is a serial killer and/or rapist. So basically, everyone on the highway is a potential serial killer and/or rapist?
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amandabeaty | 86 muuta kirja-arvostelua | Jan 4, 2024 |
I picked this up just to read the essay in which he compares Reality Bites to The Empire Strikes Back ("Sulking with Lisa Loeb on the the Ice Planet Hoth") but ended up reading enough of it to review it.

Here is my review: I would've liked it more if I'd read it five years ago when it came out. The 2008 me isn't very amused or interested in Chuck Klosterman's idiosyncratic meandering arguments about the Real World and Saved by the Bell. Yawn. It did make me laugh out loud once or twice, though, so it wasn't a total loss.… (lisätietoja)
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LibrarianDest | 86 muuta kirja-arvostelua | Jan 3, 2024 |
I was there. I was there when it happened. All of it!

The 90's were my roaring 20's and boy was I roaring. I was in at least 3 punk/metal/thrash bands and in at least 2 of those I was "singing". Listening to this on audio was like looking through an old photo album of memories. So many things I hadn't thought about in so long. Tyson's ear biting, Tiger Woods and Eminem, American Beauty (which I still love, I don't care what you say Klosterman!), Titanic, OJ, the Real World, Bill Clinton's neo-liberalism, Ross Perot.

But it's not just a retelling of events, Klosterman really does his best to make those who didn't live through the 90's, understand what the hell was actually going on, and why everyone was thinking what they were thinking - which was mostly, "oh well, not surprised, no big deal, probably doesn't make a difference."

He described me and my attitudes at the time, exactly, multiple times, and as far as I know, we've never met. That makes me feel like I'm just like everyone else who lived through the 90's as an adult, and I'm REALLY FREAKING WIERD, so it's not a good feeling.

But it was worth it. Not sure how enjoyable this would be for someone who was born after the 90's, it might be like reading about some ancient civilization or alternate dimension.
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ragwaine | 30 muuta kirja-arvostelua | Dec 1, 2023 |



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