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al_sharp
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"anybody read 'sex, drugs & cocoa puffs' by chuck klosterman?"


  

          

just finished it...enjoyed it immensely...would read again.

i'm mad i slept on it for so long...people have been tellin me to check it out for a long long time.


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Very entertaining, check out Killing Yourself To Live
Jan 11th 2009
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you're the second person in the past ten minutes to recommend that...
Jan 11th 2009
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      Either that or Fargo Rock City
Jan 11th 2009
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           yeah i think i got a feel for what 'fargo rock city' is from this book.....
Jan 11th 2009
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One of my favorite books by probably my favorite writer...
Jan 12th 2009
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really good book...
Jan 12th 2009
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i've never thought i'd ever be reading about...
Jan 12th 2009
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lol...word.
Jan 12th 2009
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Klosterman and Rick Reilly are the only two authors I can consistantly r...
Jan 12th 2009
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ion't think i've ever heard of rick reilly.
Jan 12th 2009
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He's a sports columnist, who used to be great
Jan 12th 2009
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      ahh yeah i have heard of him...just couldn't remember where from.
Jan 12th 2009
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no doubt reilly has fell off....
Jan 12th 2009
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      4 letters...
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Anyone read Downtown Owl yet?
Jan 12th 2009
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def plannin on it...i may even do that next instead of the other ones.
Jan 12th 2009
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sidenote. this book lead to me to a few other books...
Jan 12th 2009
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He doesn't have a job
Jan 12th 2009
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lol...
Jan 13th 2009
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      He occasionally writes for espn.com
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it's a decent read...
Jan 13th 2009
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RE: anybody read 'sex, drugs & cocoa puffs' by chuck klosterman?
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does he have a column in esquire?
Jan 13th 2009
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"Klosterman IV" is "Sex, Drugs..." on steroids.
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Marauder21
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1. "Very entertaining, check out Killing Yourself To Live"
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It's probably my favorite of his after SD&CP

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al_sharp
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2. "you're the second person in the past ten minutes to recommend that..."
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i'm already planning on checkin out all his other stuff...i guess now i know where to start.


been standin in the rain for the past couple hours
no service even tho i'm standin near a couple towers
i guarantee that you're mad
but if you had
only knew
i missed the train because i stopped to buy you flowers

http://myspace.com/shamelessplug

  

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Marauder21
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3. "Either that or Fargo Rock City"
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Which you would probably like. It's all about a genre of music I never really cared for and growing up in a state I absolutely despise, but it's incredibly engrossing.

IV is good, just a collection of various things he's written for Spin, Esquire, etc, and a fictional short story.

Haven't read Downtown Owl yet, but I will.

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al_sharp
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4. "yeah i think i got a feel for what 'fargo rock city' is from this book....."
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i'll definitely check that out eventually...iono bout next tho.

i remember i used to check for dude all the time when he wrote for spin...so a collection of his past stuff sounds quite intriguing.


been standin in the rain for the past couple hours
no service even tho i'm standin near a couple towers
i guarantee that you're mad
but if you had
only knew
i missed the train because i stopped to buy you flowers

http://myspace.com/shamelessplug

  

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5. "One of my favorite books by probably my favorite writer..."
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I would actually recommend "Fargo Rock City" over "Killing Yourself to Live." You don't have to be a fan of hair metal to enjoy it.

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6. "really good book..."
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i just finished reading 'IV'. not as good, but still more interesting than most.

  

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7. "i've never thought i'd ever be reading about..."
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saved by the bell and loving it.

  

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9. "lol...word."
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been standin in the rain for the past couple hours
no service even tho i'm standin near a couple towers
i guarantee that you're mad
but if you had
only knew
i missed the train because i stopped to buy you flowers

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8. "Klosterman and Rick Reilly are the only two authors I can consistantly r..."
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al_sharp
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10. "ion't think i've ever heard of rick reilly."
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i guarantee that you're mad
but if you had
only knew
i missed the train because i stopped to buy you flowers

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11. "He's a sports columnist, who used to be great"
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He's fallen off a lot the last few years, to the point where he's basically a parody of himself.

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al_sharp
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13. "ahh yeah i have heard of him...just couldn't remember where from."
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no service even tho i'm standin near a couple towers
i guarantee that you're mad
but if you had
only knew
i missed the train because i stopped to buy you flowers

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15. "no doubt reilly has fell off...."
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but his old books about golf were good reads, even though i've never picked up a club.

  

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17. "4 letters..."
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espn (the magazine). i was very disappointed to find out he switched over. i thought he left si with such little fan fare it was criminal.

it's true though, he became the writer who is in such a search for that feel good story, he's become a parody of himself. but for many a sports illustrated issue, i would open it up to the back page first. now its not the same.

  

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12. "Anyone read Downtown Owl yet?"
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Good? Not so good?

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14. "def plannin on it...i may even do that next instead of the other ones."
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16. "sidenote. this book lead to me to a few other books..."
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he mentions quite a few books in this one. it's been a while, i can't remember which ones. i think david eggers' incredible work of staggering genius is one that i got from cocoa puffs. he's obviously a well read man. which makes me think...how does someone who reads so much, watches so much tv and obviously listens to a lot of music...ALSO watch sports?

shit, i'm just trying to find time to post on okaysports and read porn.

  

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18. "He doesn't have a job"
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I mean, he does, but his job is essentially doing those things and writing about them. Remember, a rock critics job is "writing about your mail."

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20. "lol..."
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yeah it did strike me as funny that he was such a sports fan.


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i missed the train because i stopped to buy you flowers

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23. "He occasionally writes for espn.com"
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Though I don't think he's had anything there recently.

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19. "it's a decent read..."
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...if you're into long-winded self-important essays abt the "unironic postmodern iconography" of "self-actualized" hair metal tribute bands from duluth

seriously tho, i enjoyed the book but chuck's kind of a douchebag. funny guy tho.

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21. "RE: anybody read 'sex, drugs & cocoa puffs' by chuck klosterman?"
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Klosterman is probably my favorite writer...he's the only reason I subscribe to Esquire.

All his books are great (well, I am not too far along in Downtown Owl, so exclude that one). Sex, Drugs, and Cocoa Puffs is probably his best though.

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22. "does he have a column in esquire?"
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or is he a contributing writer? i may have to pick up a copy.

  

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24. ""Klosterman IV" is "Sex, Drugs..." on steroids."
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