Sex, Drugs and Cocoa Puffs, Chuck Klosterman

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  1. Piper A. Says:

    Summary:
    Sex, Drugs and Cocoa Puffs is a series of essays analyzing and criticizing the culture of Generation X as shaped by media: video games, MTV, porn, big business and consumerism to name just a few topics. He writes about how unrealistic romance movies have lead to a distorted view of love, how people use games like The Sims as a way to “escape to where they already are,” and explores the thoughts and inner workings of a serial killer. Klosterman’s essential thesis is that it is better to live in a world full of media, despite its many negative influences, and have the sense of purpose, identity, and culture that it gives than to live without.

    Review:
    This set of essays was entertaining to read and inspired a lot of thought. Klosterman’s familiar style and attitude make it a smooth read, and each essay is tied to the others through a well thought out introduction. Although many of his references are dated and some are outside of my frame of knowledge, the overall ideas and stories presented were very solid and I enjoyed the book.

    Rating: 4 Stars

    Recommendations: Freakonomics by Stephen Dubner and Steven Levitt, How to Disappear Completely and Never be Found by Doug Richmond, Killing Yourself to Live by Chuck Klosterman

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