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

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Simon and Schuster, Nov 1, 2007 - Music - 288 pages
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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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Review: Fargo Rock City: A Heavy Metal Odyssey in Rural North Dakota

User Review  - Peacegal - Goodreads

I have a bit of a love/hate relationship with this author. I truly enjoy his pop-culture ruminations and whacked-out personal stories, but then he has to go and aggravate me with lines like “I ... Read full review

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User Review  - Stephanie - Goodreads

This book could have easily been one hundred pages shorter. By far my least favorite Klosterman-penned piece... but still intelligent and witty and highly quotable- which I love. Though I wasn't the biggest fan, I know about five people I will be recommending this book to. Read full review

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Section 2
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Section 3
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Section 4
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Section 5
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Section 6
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Section 7
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Section 8
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Section 14
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Section 15
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Section 16
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Section 17
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Section 18
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Section 19
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Section 20
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Section 21
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Section 9
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Section 10
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Section 11
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Section 12
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Section 13
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Section 22
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Section 23
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Section 24
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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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