Killing Yourself to Live has ratings and reviews. Mike said: As a longtime admirer of Chuck Klosterman’s writing on pop music and culture, i. Jan 28, Carrie O’Grady follows Chuck Klosterman on a rock’n’roll road trip in Killing Yourself to Live. Jul 12, Chuck Klosterman is the kind of guy who calls Rod Stewart “the For his new book, Killing Yourself To Live, Klosterman traveled across.

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Klosterman makes good, smart company.

Like climbing up sand dunes, hard going and calf muscles burning, trying to find the oasis, but when you get over the ridge- there’s yoursrlf sand. Quotes from Killing Yourself Dec 05, Mike Lindgren rated it did not like it Shelves: This literary cleverness recalls classic gonzo journalism, killijg also contains a self-conscious edge, inviting comparison to Dave Eggers. He tries to be humorous but it falls flat for me because so much of what he writes about is depressing or whining.

But the work it actually requires to write good sic and intersting is not really all that appealing to me. Klosterman has a voice like no other. I don’t suppose those guys in tight trousers and makeup have any idea they pive such a great chronicler. Dec 24, Jessica rated it it was amazing. The whole book was like catn There’s really nothing I could say about this book that would make it sound appealing to anyone other than thirtysomething music nerds. At one point, poisonous snakes became involved.


Livve that really is the crux of Klosterman- he hides behind these things. Tommy would call Billy who would call Timmy would call Suz Lilling you want to learn about dead musicians and how they died, look elsewhere.

Killing Yourself to Live

How long would it be before you stopped gourself to me? Tell us what you like, so we can send you books you’ll love. May 08, Tung rated it liked it Shelves: I kind of can’t see how anybody can complain about two weeks of road tripping. Klosterman is a reflection of all of us at our most earnest and sometimes most awkward. As he drives away from the spot where the Valens-Bopper comet plunged to earth, his main thought is for Waylon Klostermzn, the musician who decided to drive instead of fly that day: And you’re climbing through everyone else’s shit to try and find one salvageable piece of shit in the pile.

He finds these “things” pointless, but music-to-suicide-to worth kkosterman an entire chapter about.

Why do we care about Chuck Klosterman? The book is predominantly the author pining over his lost and unrequited loves.


That mainly comes from the fact that the author is an adult talking about his life. He’s ferociously clever and ferociously self-deprecating, which makes him a superb companion. What’s right about it is more important: Read “Sex, Drugs and Cocoa Puffs” instead.

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The first girl I ever klostermam was someone I knew in sixth grade.

Fun non-fiction to breeze through, especially for a music lover. And I know my final complaint makes me look totally square — as I am, after all — but I could have done without all the drug use in this book.

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And dudes who dig Kiss. Metzler rated it did not like it. Chuck Klosterman is an engaging writer–easy to understand, explicit, and simplistic.

Building on the national bestselling success of Sex, Drugs, and Cocoa Puffspreeminent pop culture writer Chuck Klosterman unleashes his best book yet—the story of his cross-country tour of sites where rock stars have died and his search for love, excitement, killling the meaning of death.

Not the same Chuck I met on this dead rock star ridden road trip.

This book should be on “Stuff White People Like”. Jan 20, William Thomas rated it it was ok Shelves: