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Chuck Klosterman on Pop: A Collection of Previously Published Essays

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From Sex, Drugs, and Cocoa Puffs; Chuck Klosterman IV; and Eating the Dinosaur, these essays are now available in this ebook collection for fans of Klosterman’s writing on pop music.
Kindle Edition, 161 pages
Published (first published September 11th 2010)
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Simon Sweetman
Jun 14, 2015 Simon Sweetman rated it really liked it
Good to read these again - still think his viewpoint on Billy Joel is ludicrous, but hey...that's part of what makes it great reading. Some sharp pop profiles here. Some great writing.
Rachel C.
Jan 30, 2011 Rachel C. rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
On a bit of a music reading binge. I liked this one better than the rock compilation because I'm way more familiar with the subjects (Billy Joel, U2, Britney Spears, ABBA, etc.)

I would not like to get into an argument with Chuck Klosterman - and I say that as a member of a profession trained to argue. He would talk circles around you, then insult you in some very specific and devastating way. I refer you to the below, and note that I *do* listen to country music:

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Nov 25, 2012 Rachael rated it really liked it
I love Chuck Klosterman. Even though he analyzes things to smithereens, I dig all of his books. It's his balls-to-the-wall, clusterf*** style that appeal to me. I would recommend him to anyone who has given serious, intellectual thought to "Saved By the Bell", or the works of Billy Joel. So...maybe just me?
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Charles John "Chuck" Klosterman is an American pop-culture journalist, critic, humorist, and essayist. He was raised on a farm near Wyndmere, North Dakota and graduated from the University of North Dakota in 1994. After college he was a journalist in Fargo, North Dakota and later an arts critic for the Akron Beacon Journal in Akron, Ohio, before moving to New York City in 2002.

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