Chuck Klosterman IV by Chuck Klosterman
A Decade of Curious People and Dangerous Ideas

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Coming off the breakthrough success of Sex, Drugs, and Cocoa Puffs and Killing Yourself to Live, bestselling pop culture guru Chuck Klosterman assembles his best work previously unavailable in book form—including the ground-breaking 1996 piece about his chicken McNuggets experiment, his uncensored profile of Britney Spears, and a previously unpublished short story—all recontextualized in Chuck’s unique voice with new intros, outros, segues, and masterful footnotes.

CHUCK KLOSTERMAN IV consists of three parts:

Things That Are True—Profiles and trend stories: Britney Spears, Radiohead, Billy Joel, Metallica, Val Kilmer, Bono, Wilco, the White Stripes, Steve Nash, Morrissey, Robert Plant—all with new introductions and footnotes.

Things That Might Be True—Opinions and theories on everything from monogamy to pirates to robots to super people to guilt, and (of course) Advancement—all with new hypothetical questions and footnotes.

Something That Isn’t True At All—This is old fiction. There’s a new introduction, but no footnotes. Well, there’s a footnote in the introduction, but none in the story.
 

About Chuck Klosterman

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Chuck Klosterman is the New York Times bestselling author of seven previous books, including Sex, Drugs, and Cocoa Puffs; Eating the Dinosaur; Killing Yourself to Live; and The Visible Man. His debut book, Fargo Rock City, was the winner of the ASCAP-Deems Taylor Award. He has written for GQ, Esquire, Spin, The Washington Post, The Guardian, The Believer, and The Onion A.V. Club. He currently serves as “The Ethicist” for the New York Times Magazine and writes about sports and popular culture for ESPN.
 
Published September 5, 2006 by Scribner. 416 pages
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, Political & Social Sciences, Literature & Fiction. Non-fiction

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This is not an uncommon ambition, but rather than the ax of Keith Richards or the skins of Keith Moon, Klosterman picked up the instrument common to Nick Hornby, Lester Bangs and — French critics topped the college charts in the 90’s — Roland Barthes.

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The Guardian

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Chuck Klosterman IV: A Decade of Curious People and Dangerous Ideas by Chuck Klosterman Faber £12.99, pp260 Chuck Klosterman is a journalist who lets the story speak for itself.

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Klosterman layers on the formal virtuosity by presenting his novel as an early draft of a book about Y____ that Victoria has assembled from notes, voice mails, and session transcripts.

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Pajiba

I then read the book, loved it, and read Chuck Klosterman IV and Sex, Drugs, and Cocoa Puffs.

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PopMatters

Of course, for those who have followed Klosterman all the way from Fargo Rock City won’t be thrown for too much of a loop: there are still the usual Klosterman similes (using “paws” for “hands”, for one), the chapters made up almost entirely of lists (as in what every bar patron’s nickname is and...

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MostlyFiction Book Reviews

So Klosterman’s protagonist, referred to simply as Y_, is not invisible — he is the visible man.

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Project MUSE

There is nobody Tom Wolfe can interview now—there’s almost nobody he can interview —who is more famous than he is, so he can only interview working-class people.

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