Chuck Klosterman

Chuck Klosterman


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in Breckenridge, Minnesota, The United States
June 05, 1972

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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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Sex, Drugs, and Cocoa Puffs...

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Killing Yourself to Live: 8...

3.85 avg rating — 24,738 ratings — published 2005 — 25 editions
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Chuck Klosterman IV: A Deca...

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Eating the Dinosaur

3.75 avg rating — 13,938 ratings — published 2009 — 7 editions
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Fargo Rock City: A Heavy Me...

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Downtown Owl

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But What If We're Wrong? Th...

3.66 avg rating — 9,751 ratings — published 2016 — 11 editions
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The Visible Man

3.71 avg rating — 7,598 ratings — published 2011 — 10 editions
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I Wear the Black Hat: Grapp...

3.68 avg rating — 9,721 ratings — published 2013 — 9 editions
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Chuck Klosterman X: A Highl...

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“Art and love are the same thing: It’s the process of seeing yourself in things that are not you.”
Chuck Klosterman, Killing Yourself to Live: 85% of a True Story

“Life is rarely about what happened; it's mostly about what we think happened.”
Chuck Klosterman, Sex, Drugs, and Cocoa Puffs: A Low Culture Manifesto

“We all have the potential to fall in love a thousand times in our lifetime. It's easy. The first girl I ever loved was someone I knew in sixth grade. Her name was Missy; we talked about horses. The last girl I love will be someone I haven't even met yet, probably. They all count. But there are certain people you love who do something else; they define how you classify what love is supposed to feel like. These are the most important people in your life, and you’ll meet maybe four or five of these people over the span of 80 years. But there’s still one more tier to all this; there is always one person you love who becomes that definition. It usually happens retrospectively, but it happens eventually. This is the person who unknowingly sets the template for what you will always love about other people, even if some of these loveable qualities are self-destructive and unreasonable. The person who defines your understanding of love is not inherently different than anyone else, and they’re often just the person you happen to meet the first time you really, really, want to love someone. But that person still wins. They win, and you lose. Because for the rest of your life, they will control how you feel about everyone else.”
Chuck Klosterman, Killing Yourself to Live: 85% of a True Story

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