Chuck Klosterman IV: A Decade of Curious People and Dangerous Ideas

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Simon and Schuster, Sep 5, 2006 - Biography & Autobiography - 374 pages
246 Reviews
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.

  

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I love his writing style. - Goodreads
His writing style grew old and I got bored. - Goodreads
I like Klosterman's easy-to-read conversational prose. - Goodreads
But it would also sort of miss the point of "writing." - Goodreads
But it was nice as a best-of-CK on Esquire compendium. - Goodreads
A good intro for people unfamiliar with CK's stuff. - Goodreads

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User Review  - debbie.menzel - LibraryThing

This is a series of articles published by Chuck Klosterman who writes for Rolling Stone, among other things. He groups the articles by type: interviews with musicians, politics observations, etc. He's ... Read full review

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User Review  - Arjun Mishra - Goodreads

This, I believe, makes six Klosterman books for me in the short time of a month or so. It has been delightful mostly in the writing department, usually full of hilarity, curiously full of some odd ... Read full review

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Contents

SouthernFried Sex Kitten
11
This Happened in October
21
Call me Lizard King No really I insist
33
Chomp Chomp
57
My SecondFavorite Canadian
67
Deep Blue Something
75
Deep Sabbath
89
Disposable Heroes
101
The Grizzly Hypothetical
225
The Transformation Hypothetical
231
The Unknown Companion Hypothetical
237
The Dress Code Hypothetical
243
The Court of Public Opinion Hypothetical
253
The Brain Pill Hypothetical
259
The Life Plagiarist Hypothetical
265
The Universal Morality Hypothetical
271

Unbuttoning the Hardest Button to Button
113
The Ice Planet Goth
121
Fitter Happier
131
The American Radiohead
143
Bowling for the Future and Possibly Horse Carcasses
155
Still Think All for Leyna Is Awesome
163
Someone Like You
175
Taking The Streets to the Music
187
Five Interesting Corpses
199
Fargo Rock City for Real
213
The Joe SixPack Hypothetical
277
The Hitler Theft Hypothetical
283
The Robot War Hypothetical
289
The Cannibals Quandary
295
The Apocalypse Hypothetical
301
The General Tsos Hypothetical
315
You Tell Me
322
Acknowledgments
357
Copyright

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About the author (2006)

Chuck Klosterman is the New York Times bestselling author of seven books, including Sex, Drugs, and Cocoa Puffs; Eating the Dinosaur; 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, The New York Times Magazine, Spin, The Washington Post, The Guardian, The Believer, A.V. Club, and ESPN, and he now writes about sports and pop culture for Grantland.com.

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