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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Archived copy as title link. To ask other readers questions about Killing Yourself to Liveplease sign up. I get so excited about these people who travel across the country and in the end they disappoint me. I mean, the sitting around all day doing drugs and drinking beer and writing about whatever bullshit popped in my head, that I think I could do. This is a well written but ultimately a lazy, shallow klosteman unrewarding book.

Killing Yourself to Live

He walked a half-mile through a bean field. At one point I even forgot he was on a trip, which bummed me out.

You are bringing up qualities that make someone unlikable. Klosterman is instructed by his editors at Spin to travel across the country by car visiting the places where tragedies related to musicians occurred beginning at the hotel where Sid Vicious killed Nancy Spungen, and moving to places like the venue where the Great White conflagration happened and ending in Seattle where Kurt Cobain shot himself.

Don’t read this book if you have epilepsy.

I’ve never read a book that made me feel so intellectually stimulated. I am a sucker for pop culture and I like to be entertained. Because that would call for an in-depth assessment of a valuable work instead of a moral appraisal of the man behind the book.

Killing Yourself to Live | Book by Chuck Klosterman | Official Publisher Page | Simon & Schuster

Additionally, I find it totally disgusting and reprehensible that Klosterman says retarded people are unlikeable. It’s hard not to be instantly won over, especially if you liked John Cusack in High Fidelity.


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.

That mainly comes from the fact that the author is an adult talking about his life. Do most guys actually think that putting women on a pedestal of otherness accomplishes anything positive? Interesting concept for a book.

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

But there are certain people you love who do something else; they define how you classify what love is supposed to feel like. May 08, Tung rated it liked it Shelves: It usually happens retrospectively, but it happens eventually. Sign up and get a free eBook!

Apr 17, Adonica rated it really liked it. Unfortunately, he makes a lot of general statements as if they are fact rather than opinion, and many of his allusions are too obscure, as if the more obscure the reference, the smarter he seems.

Well, that settles it: The idea of driving across America to visit its most famous rock ‘n roll death sites is interesting but it doesn’t feel to me as if this author had the maturity or insight to really do the subject matter justice- the majority of the book consists of the author’s narcissistic and adolescent rambling about his various boring relationships and encounters with women, none of whom seem very real.

Books of the Week. If this was actually what the book was about I think it would have been interesting hcuck he barely touches on his destinations and instead reverts to whining about the lost loves of his life and everything else that sucks in ki,ling life.

What this book is is a big heap of facts and rumors associated with different rock bands and their dead members.

If you are a serious mus I cnuck loved some of Klosterman’s writing, but this book is really not for me. After I swallowed the Ritalin, the host of the party began serving some kind of elaborate rum punch, of which I consumed several glasses. By chuc, this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. Price may vary by retailer. A man in Dickinson, North Dakota, explained to him why we have fewer windmills than we used to.


Oct 29, Susie rated it did not like it Shelves: Add to Cart Add to Cart. There were times where I got lost in his music references and how they related to things in his life. Ultimately, the author should have listened to his friend Lucy Chance. 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, and the meaning of death.

On this theme, Klosterman is poignant and heartfelt, in his own way, and it really is what makes the book so worthwhile. A big pile of crap you could have gathered off of wiki sites and wrapped around your own personal experiences. This page was last edited on 1 Augustat Retrieved from ” https: He has become too lazy and uninterested to make any serious effort at thinking or observing and analyzing what a specific site or incident might mean, and falls back on relaying what it means to him, at that moment.

I disagree with 97 percent of what he has to say about music.

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