Sex, Drugs and Cocoa Puffs, Chuck Klosterman

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One Response to “Sex, Drugs and Cocoa Puffs, Chuck Klosterman”

  1. Piper A. Says:

    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.

    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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