Sex, Drugs, and Cocoa Puffs

  • by Chuck Klosterman
  • Narrated by Chuck Klosterman
  • 5 hrs and 55 mins
  • Abridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

From the kid who brought you Fargo Rock City, the first book in history to garner the praise of Stephen King, David Byrne, Donna Gaines, Sebastian Bach, Jonathan Lethem, and Rivers Cuomo, comes Sex, Drugs, and Cocoa Puffs, the first book in history to examine breakfast cereal, reality television, tribute bands, Internet porn, serial killers, and the Dixie Chicks. Countless writers and artists have spoken for a generation, but no one has done it quite like Chuck Klosterman, with an exhaustive knowledge of popular culture and a seemingly effortless ability to spin brilliant prose out of unlikely subject matter. Whether deconstructing Saved by the Bell episodes or the artistic legacy of Billy Joel, the symbolic importance of The Empire Strikes Back or the Celtics/Lakers rivalry of the 1980s, Chuck will make you think, he'll make you laugh, and he'll drive you insane, usually all at once.
Sex, Drugs, and Cocoa Puffs is ostensibly about movies, sports, television, music, books, video games, and kittens but, really, it's about us. All of us. As Klosterman realizes late at night, in the moment before he falls asleep, "In and of itself, nothing really matters. What matters is that nothing is ever 'in and of itself.'"

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What the Critics Say

"[Klosterman] is a skilled prose stylist with a witty, twisted brain, a photo-perfect memory for entertainment trivia, and has real chops as a memoirist." (Publishers Weekly)
"Intelligent analysis and thought-provoking insight....there is much here to entertain and illuminate." (Amazon.com)

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A Brilliant Manifesto

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Chuck Klosterman embodies everything that I WISH I could be as a writer. This book is FULL of brilliant observations, hilarious anecdotes, and memorable one-liners. This book is worth every penny.

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- Niels J. Rasmussen

Well Written/Read but Contrived Conclusions

The author and narrator is very entertaining. Unfortunately, his subjects and conclusions are difficult to relate to and frequently contrived. If you’re looking for an hour’s worth of detailed analysis on the Real World or Saved by the Bell, this is your book. I could have skipped about half of the chapters and been a bit more satisfied. In any case, he does a good job of presenting his topics and with enough comedic sarcasm to keep your attention.
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- Ryan

Book Details

  • Release Date: 05-26-2006
  • Publisher: Simon & Schuster Audio