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  • Sex, Drugs, and Cocoa Puffs: A Low Culture Manifesto (Now with a New Middle)

    • ABRIDGED (5 hrs and 55 mins)
    • By Chuck Klosterman
    • Narrated By Chuck Klosterman
    Overall
    (334)
    Performance
    (149)
    Story
    (147)

    From the kid who brought you Fargo Rock City, the first book in history to garner the praise of Stephen King, David Byrne, Donna Gaines, Sebastian Bach, Jonathan Lethem, and Rivers Cuomo, comes Sex, Drugs, and Cocoa Puffs, the first book in history to examine breakfast cereal, reality television, tribute bands, Internet porn, serial killers, and the Dixie Chicks.

    Ryan says: "Well Written/Read but Contrived Conclusions"
    "Whiny and annoying"
    Overall

    I usually just click on the star-rating and don't usually write reviews, but I felt compelled in this case. There is no doubt that the author is smart and can write (the main reason for 2 stars instead of 1), but his subject matter is mind-numbingly idiotic. Elaborately detailed essays on topics such as Pamela Anderson and MTV The Real Life are long, boring, and inane, and would only interest someone else similarly obsessed. I kept hoping he all of his minute observations and pointless philosophizing about pop-culture and celebrities would culminate in some greater point, but they never did. Also, the author reads the book himself, which is something I wish happened more often for non-fiction works, but in this case his nasal, whiny voice just grates. Suffice it to say, this is the first audiobook I just could not make it through. I turned it off and listened to the radio (of all things) until I could get home and download a different audiobook!

    7 of 11 people found this review helpful

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