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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A big pile of crap you could have gathered off of wiki sites and wrapped around your own personal experiences.

Killing Yourself to Live: 85% of a True Story

Aug 15, Lacey rated it really liked it Recommends it for: The title of this book should be My Boring Life – it is chuxk irrelevant rambles on the author’s friends, relationships, drug use, and work. Here is this nerdy guy who throws around pop culture references like sprinkles on the cupcake of his own self-deprecating over If my enjoyment of a book can be measured in reading speed, this is one of the most enjoyable books I’ve read in a long time.

Chuck Klosterman is klostermah engaging writer–easy to understand, explicit, and simplistic.

It is unsettling to see how turning T loose on such a promising theme brings out his worst instincts as a writer, because his feature pieces for Spin are often brilliant. It’s about Chuck spending 5 weeks driving around the country, mostly by himself, locating the places where famous rock musicians have died.

Killing Yourself to Live

And frankly, I think we all feel that way sometimes. I kind of can’t see how anybody can complain about two weeks of road tripping. He skirts the issue by thinking about his one great love, pop music, which makes for some good lines: And dudes yiurself dig Kiss.

He wanted to know why the greatest career move any musician can make is to stop llosterman Dec 05, Mike Lindgren rated it did not like it Shelves: Killing Yourself to Live: 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 more sand. And since I was drinking beer quite heavily at this party, I decided to take two Ritalins as well.


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There were times where I got lost in his music references and how they related to things in his life. Tommy would call Cguck who would call Timmy would call Suz If you want to learn about dead musicians and how they died, look elsewhere.

I love how full of shit this guy is. I read this for a college class so that we could analyse it in terms of Ironic Living.

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He documents his road trip by describing how the sites made him feel, and including conversations he has with fellow pilgrims and how they feel. Both follow through on a preposterous, dubious quest Klosterman visits the sites of rock star deaths, McElwee retraces Sherman’s march to Atlanta only to use it as a vehicle for visiting old girlfriends and then sitting in hotel rooms reminiscing about them.

That klosrerman like that’s what this book was going yoruself be. 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. Ultimately, the author should have listened to his friend Lucy Chance. Having never taken Dexedrine before, I expected big things; unfortunately nothing happened.

The road is hard. Somewhere under all that ‘trying too hard’ and jaded wisdom is a decent, entertaining guy with an undeniable love for music just not the ‘sleepy’ Blues apparently. Sex, Drugs, and Cocoa Puffs: I just wish that he would go as far as he thinks he’s going into genuine critique of cultural elitism and how callously it allows us to treat each other.


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

I got a comment on an article once that said “Fuck Chuck Klostermand and his bullshit intellectualism, Cook is the new crown prince of music journalism” and who am I to disagree with SeductiveBarry’s astute assessment? What this book really got me thinking about wasn’t all the dysfunctional relationships I’ve had or have had the potential to have which is all he wanted to talk about but really that I just want to travel across the country and see some stuff.

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.

What this book is is a big heap of facts and rumors associated with different rock bands and their dead members. The author goes on a road trip in search of actual places that famous rock musicians died. I just think it could have been done better. What little he does bring away from these analyses may seem deep but are rehearsed and forced. I disagree with 97 percent of what he has to say about music. But, in the end, I do woul I read this for a college class kiloing that we could analyse it in terms of Ironic Living.

Because that would call for an in-depth assessment of a valuable work instead of a moral appraisal of the man behind the book.