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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McElwee is more insightful, but Klosterman is funnier and ultimately more human in the end. Screw you, Dave Eggers, for affecting modern nonfiction writing in this way. Let me start by saying I generally like my job.

And you’re climbing through everyone else’s shit to try and find one salvageable piece of shit in the pile. By clicking ‘Sign me up’ I acknowledge that I have read and agree to the privacy policy and terms of klosyerman.

Enjoyed the narration and found this audiobook perfect for commuting. If you are a serious mus I have loved some of Klosterman’s writing, but this book is really not for me. As he drives away from the spot where xhuck Valens-Bopper comet plunged to earth, klosterma main thought is for Waylon Jennings, the musician who decided to drive instead of fly that day: View all 15 comments.

Because for the rest of your life, they will control how you feel about everyone else. It’s hard not to be instantly won over, especially if you liked John Cusack in High Fidelity. And not a drop of water in sight. But I can also see how other people might not like Klosterman.

Ever since then, though, I’ve had a weird rivalry with Chuck Klosterman that, much like the romances exacted and protracted in this book, is completely one sided with myself as the hopeless loser, so outclassed that my opponent is likely unaware there is even a contest going on.


Chuck Klosterman is an engaging writer–easy to understand, explicit, and simplistic. True, he is very quotable at times and brings up some valid chuvk about god, infidelity, and the like, but other than that, he just whined for thousands of miles about how his girlfriends were like KISS. Views Read Edit View history.

Making ontological connections from bad youdself. Dec 05, Mike Lindgren rated it did not like it Shelves: And I am judging him harshly in this book. A man in Dickinson, North Dakota, explained to him why we have fewer windmills than we used to.


Should you die suddenly and prematurely, in a dramatic fashion? He and his tall, thin, gorgeous editor at Spin think he should something “epic,” yeah, really epic, but what’s epic? Many considered the Great White concert tragedy a joke because the band itself are seen as only beloved by “white trash” or “rednecks” – not the culturally aware – even subhuman. If you want to learn how to smoke marijuana resin using parts of your car, you should read this.

Killing Yourself to Live: 85% of a True Story by Chuck Klosterman

I don’t know tons about the lives of the members of KISS or Lynyrd Skynyrd However this didn’t take too much away from my appreciation of the book. And yet, all bitterness aside there were times when Chuck was so relatable it became frightening to read on.

Nov 24, Ashley chkck it did not like it Shelves: At one point, poisonous snakes became involved.

By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Yurself. To ask other readers questions about Killing Yourself to Liveplease sign up. More books from this author: Finishing Killing Yourself to LiveI can only report that this book felt forced and pointless, and even if Klosterman went on to write the next big thingI don’t know if I feel like giving him another chance.

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I just think it could have been done better. Why do we care about Chuck Klosterman? Klosterman also worries his neuroses will brand him as “the male Elizabeth Wurtzel,” but he needn’t fret.

Kipling 20, William Thomas rated it it was ok Shelves: Aug 28, Koren rated it did not like it Shelves: Half the people who attend concerts only go so that they can tell other people that a certain shows were amazing, and b other shows sucked. It’s understanding the unreasonable. With immense affability, he welcomes you into his world from the start, establishing his unpretentious persona by stressing how he, an Ohio boy who thinks “the first Yurself record is OK”, feels out of place in New York City – a nerd out of water.

Despite his morbid leanings, Chuck is helplessly, hilariously stuck in the land of the living. I decided to pull the plug during a part in the book where he says, “I wonder how long it would take someone to find me if I died on top of this hill and who would care.

I am a sucker for pop culture and I like to be entertained.

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When judging Klosterman’s work, what you’re cbuck doing is judging Klosterman. Discover what to read next. I’ve never read a book that made me feel so intellectually stimulated. There were times where I got lost in his music references and how they related to things in his life.