REVIEW: Sex, Drugs, and Cocoa Puffs

A book that will make you think, laugh and drive you mad all at the same time.

REVIEW: Sex, Drugs, and Cocoa Puffs

Madelynn Soberano, News Editor, Tom Tom

In Chuck Klosterman‘s “low culture manifesto,” “Sex, Drugs, and Cocoa Puffs,” Klosterman writes in a way that I have never read before. He organizes his book like a mix CD; the book is an intense collection of essays meant to impact all facets of feeling. He analyzes pop culture and adds a touch of humor and sarcasm to his writing.

Klosterman’s covers every inch of modern day America pop culture, from fake Hollywood movie expectations to how the Dixie Chicks are the next Van Halen, and how Star Wars is terribly overrated to the prevalence of Internet porn. Klosterman has the ability to make you think, laugh and drive you insane in under 250 pages.

This book is not just about pop culture, but how it affects all of us as a society. He explains how he and others have been affected by pop culture and media. The way we feel forced to pursue this “fake love” by unrealistic love movies such as “When Harry Met Sally.” He believes that America’s culture is based off of unrealistic expectations including how “MTV’s Real World” leads us to one-dimensional personalities.

Klosterman writes, “in and of itself, nothing really matters. What matters is that nothing is ever ‘in and of itself.'”

This book makes you look at things from a different perspective; to analyze the smaller things that others tend to overpass. This book is a great, quick read and should be given the chance to impress you as much as it did to not only me, but across America as well.