Chuck Klosterman, Volume 4

Chuck Klosterman, Volume 4

A Decade of Curious People and Dangerous Ideas

By Chuck Klosterman

Scribner Book Company, Paperback, 9780743284899, 416pp.

Publication Date: July 3, 2007

Description
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1996 piece about his chicken McNuggets experiment, his uncensored profile of Britney Spears, and a previously unpublished short story--all recontextualized in Chuck's unique voice with new intros, outros, segues, and masterful footnotes.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
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.


Praise For Chuck Klosterman, Volume 4

"One of America's top cultural critics." -- Entertainment Weekly



"Mr. Klosterman makes good, smart company." -- The New York Times



"He's perfect junk food for the soul." -- The Los Angeles Times Book Review