Killing Yourself to Live has ratings and reviews. Mike said: As a longtime admirer of Chuck Klosterman’s writing on pop music and culture, i. Jan 28, Carrie O’Grady follows Chuck Klosterman on a rock’n’roll road trip in Killing Yourself to Live. Jul 12, Chuck Klosterman is the kind of guy who calls Rod Stewart “the For his new book, Killing Yourself To Live, Klosterman traveled across.
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Want to Read Currently Reading Read. Apr 17, Adonica rated it really liked it. Around midnight, a woman named Sharon showed up, and she told me she had a great deal of cocaine in her purse; not surprisingly, a few of us went into the bathroom and did rails of coke every twenty minutes for the next three hours. The book contains much literary analysis of songs and the klosteran of conversations from the author’s past.
And yet, all bitterness aside there were times when Chuck was so relatable it became frightening to read on. I mean, the sitting around all day doing drugs and drinking beer and writing about whatever bullshit popped in my head, that I think I could do.
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Scribner June Length: I spend the whole or so chkck listening to a man complain because he’s getting too much tail.
You are bringing up qualities that make someone unlikable. But he’s also a pretentious rock critic who basically threw together a book from the a lackluster journal that was published solely on the coattails of the success of his earlier book, Sex, Drugs, and Cocoa Puffs. Because that’s the climax of his thought process here.
Books of the Week. He documents his road trip by describing how the sites made him feel, and including conversations he has with fellow pilgrims and how they feel.
Killing Yourself to Live: 85% of a True Story by Chuck Klosterman
Klosterman hints at condemning this attitude but, perhaps realizing the extent his readership belong to the callous “elite” group, shies away. Having never taken Dexedrine before, I expected big things; unfortunately nothing happened.
Making ontological connections from bad arguments. Let’s say you’re a rock star seeking to further your career. Once again, Chuck Klosterman reveals himself to be a boring, self-centered paragon of bad taste with horrible ideas about the relations between the sexes.
Wikiquote has quotations related to: And that is the crux of this book. What this book really got me thinking about wasn’t all the dysfunctional relationships I’ve had or have had the potential to have which is all he wanted to talk about but really that I just want to travel across the country and see some stuff.
It takes us on a drug-fueled odyssey across the United States with stops at famous rock and roll death sites the seedy hotel where Sid Vicious did himself in; the burnt Why do we care about Chuck Klosterman? Cluband ESPN. The quest to uncover these deaths’ social significance is quickly overwhelmed by Klosterman’s personal obsessions, especially his agonizing over sexual relationships.
He tries to be This sounded pretty good. Made it to page 54 before I felt like I just might throw this book into a dumpster. Oct 21, Amanda rated it did not like it Shelves: Apr 27, Libscigrl rated it did not like it Shelves: Now, I have neither the desire nor the talent nor the skill nor the inclination to really do what he does.
It is Klosterman’s third book and focuses on the premise of writing about the relationship between love and death, particularly deaths involving music celebrities. Metzler rated it did not like it.
View all 15 comments. The first girl I ever loved was someone I knew in sixth grade. I prefer when Chuck sticks klowterman writing about pop culture and NOT his female troubles since he clearly has serious, serious issues with women. Does that seem deep or even interesting to the average reader?
Killing Yourself to Live
Additionally, I find it totally disgusting and reprehensible that Klosterman says retarded people are unlikeable. YEP, we got along fine. Within the span of twenty-one days, Chuck had three relationships end—one by choice, one by chance, and one by exhaustion.