Sex, Drugs, and Cocoa Puffs

Author: Chuck Klosterman

Publisher: Faber & Faber

ISBN: 0571314147

Category: Social Science

Page: 272

View: 656


With an exhaustive knowledge of popular culture and an effortless ability to spin brilliant prose out of unlikely subject matter, Klosterman attacks the entire spectrum of postmodern America: reality TV, Internet porn, breakfast cereal, serial killers, Pamela Anderson, literary Jesus freaks, and the real difference between apples and oranges (of which there is none). Sex, Drugs and Coca Puffs is ostensibly about movies, sport, television, music, books, video games and kittens, but really it's about us. All of us.



Author: Chuck Klosterman

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783596183340


Page: 341

View: 5896


Eine zu 85% wahre Geschichte


Author: Chuck Klosterman

Publisher: S. Fischer Verlag

ISBN: 3104013748

Category: Fiction

Page: 288

View: 489


Flugzeugabsturz oder Überdosis – die wichtigste Karriereentscheidung eines Rockmusikers, denn dann wird er todsicher unsterblich. Mit 600 CDs im Kofferraum fährt Chuck Klosterman quer durch die USA nach Missoula, Ithaca und Rhode Island, an die Orte, an denen Rock-Heroen den Tod fanden. Vom Sumpf, in dem Lynyrd Skynyrds Flugzeug abstürzte bis zum Bungalow, wo sich Kurt Cobain mit einer Schrotflinte erschoss. Ein witzig-makabres Roadmovie durch das Herz der Musik, die an den Sehnsüchten unserer Seele kratzt. ›Man kann gar nicht besser, witziger und unterhaltsamer über amerikanische Popkultur schreiben.‹ Stephen King

Racial Indigestion

Eating Bodies in the 19th Century

Author: Kyla Wazana Tompkins

Publisher: NYU Press

ISBN: 0814770029

Category: History

Page: 275

View: 4190


General Series Editors: Gay Wilson Allen and Sculley Bradley Originally published between 1961 and 1984, and now available in paperback for the first time, the critically acclaimed Collected Writings of Walt Whitman captures every facet of one of America's most important poets. Daybooks and Notebooks is an invaluable source for reference on Whitman's daily activities. This sixteen-year record supplements the biographical information provided in the six volumes of Whitman’s Correspondence, functioning as an account book, diary, journal, commonplace book, and notebook all in one. When Whitman began to keep them, the Daybooks were a personal record of predominantly business matters. As William White wrote in the introduction, “He was not only the author but the publisher of his works: he was likewise his own business manager, ship, and promoter. Whatever records he kept, of his sales and distribution, of printing and binding figures, of poetry and prose he sent to newspapers and magazines . . . he entered on the right-hand pages.” Volume I thus offers a rare look at Whitman as a businessman, tending as much to practical matters as to art.

Cultures of Fetishism

Author: L. Kaplan

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 0230601200

Category: Psychology

Page: 222

View: 2664


In her latest book, Dr. Louise Kaplan, author of the groundbreaking Female Perversions , explores the fetishism strategy, a psychological defense that aims to tame, subdue, and if necessary, murder human vitalities. Through an exploration of such cultural phenomena as footbinding, reality television, and the construction of robots, Kaplan demonstrates how, in a technology-driven world, an understanding of the fetishism strategy can help to preserve the human dialogue that is the basis of all human relationships. Kaplan writes from the heart as well as from the intellect.

Billy Joel

The Definitive Biography

Author: Fred Schruers

Publisher: Three Rivers Press

ISBN: 0804140200

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 400

View: 9839


The long-awaited, all-access biography of a music legend In Billy Joel, acclaimed music journalist Fred Schruers draws upon more than one hundred hours of exclusive interviews with Joel to present an unprecedented look at the life, career, and legacy of the pint-sized kid from Long Island who became a rock icon. Exhibiting unparalleled intimate knowledge, Schruers chronicles Joel’s rise to the top of the charts, from his working-class origins in Levittown and early days spent in boxing rings and sweaty clubs to his monumental success in the seventies and eighties. He also explores Joel’s creative transformation in the nineties, his dream performance with Paul McCartney at Shea Stadium in 2008, and beyond. Along the way, Schruers reveals the stories behind all the key events and relationships—including Joel’s high-profile marriages and legal battles—that defined his path to stardom and inspired his signature songs, such as “Piano Man,” “Scenes from an Italian Restaurant,” “New York State of Mind,” and “She’s Always a Woman.” Throughout, he captures the spirit of a restless artist determined to break through by sharing, in his deeply personal lyrics, the dreams and heartbreaks of suburban American life. Comprehensive, vibrantly written, and filled with Joel’s memories and reflections—as well as those of the family, friends, and band members who have formed his inner circle, including Christie Brinkley, Alexa Ray Joel, Jon Small, and Steve Cohen—this is the definitive account of a beloved rock star’s epic American journey.

Fargo Rock City

eine Heavy-metal-Odysee in Nörth Daköta

Author: Chuck Klosterman

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783927638389

Category: Heavy metal (Music)

Page: 284

View: 1717



The Magazine for Men

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A


Category: Art

Page: N.A

View: 3362


The Real Story

A Guide to Nonfiction Reading Interests

Author: Sarah Statz Cords

Publisher: Libraries Unltd Incorporated

ISBN: 9781591582830

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 460

View: 8423


Explores the genres and sub-genres of nonfiction and provides an annotated bibliography of more than five hundred popular nonfiction titles, organized according to genre with a focus on titles published in the last decade.

Encyclopedia of Heavy Metal Music

Author: William Phillips,Brian Cogan

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 9780313348006

Category: Music

Page: 285

View: 8704


Providing an extensive overview of the music, fashion, films, and philosophies behind the movement, this inclusive encyclopedia chronicles the history and development of heavy metal, including sub-movements such as death metal, speed metal, grindcore, and hair metal.

Connecting with Reluctant Teen Readers

Tips, Titles, and Tools

Author: Patrick Jones,Maureen L. Hartman,Patricia Taylor

Publisher: Neal Schuman Pub


Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 314

View: 1575


A practical guide to defining and attracting reluctant readers is divided into three parts: "Tips That Work," "Titles That Work," and "Tools That Work."

Jeff Herman's Guide to Book Publishers, Editors & Literary Agents 2007

Who They Are! what They Want! and how to Win Them Over!

Author: Jeff Herman

Publisher: N.A


Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 966

View: 2523


Presents a guide to the names and specialities of American and Canadian publishers, editors, and literary agents, including information on the acquisition process and on choosing literary agents.

This is Pop

In Search of the Elusive at Experience Music Project

Author: Eric Weisbard

Publisher: N.A


Category: Music

Page: 389

View: 9826


The breadth and vitality of pop music are captured in a study that brings together examinations of pop music by pioneers in the study of pop music, pivotal critics, as well as musicians active in the riot grrl and rock scenes. Simultaneous.

Encyclopedia of Indie Rock

Author: Kerry L. Smith

Publisher: Greenwood


Category: Music

Page: 400

View: 2886


Includes entries on musicians, bands, festivals, publications, record labels, subgenres, and themes associated with indie rock.

Ab morgen für immer


Author: Leslie Cohen

Publisher: MIRA Taschenbuch

ISBN: 395576799X

Category: Fiction

Page: 352

View: 6976


Das klassische Szenario: Mann trifft Frau ... Frau geht mit einem anderen nach Hause. So beginnt die Geschichte von der quirligen Eve und dem realistischen Ben. Ein halbes Jahrzehnt lang lieben sie aneinander vorbei und verlieren sich dennoch nie aus den Augen. Doch plötzlich scheint ihre gemeinsame Zeit gekommen zu sein. Nach einer überraschenden Liebesnacht entsteht zwischen ihnen etwas Neues. Wird diese zarte, zerbrechliche Verbindung halten - vielleicht sogar für immer? »Eine junge Nora Ephron.« David Duchovny