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Publisher Description

For 6,557 miles, Chuck Klosterman thought about dying. He drove a rental car from New York to Rhode Island to Georgia to Mississippi to Iowa to Minneapolis to Fargo to Seattle, and he chased death and rock 'n' roll all the way. Within the span
of twenty-one days, Chuck had three relationships end-one by choice, one by
chance, and one by exhaustion. He snorted cocaine in a graveyard. He walked a halfmile through a bean field. A man in Dickinson, North Dakota, explained to him why we have fewer windmills than we used to. He listened to the KISS solo albums and the Rod Stewart box set.

At one point, poisonous snakes became involved. The road is hard. From the Chelsea Hotel to the swampland where Lynyrd Skynyrd's plane went down to the site where Kurt Cobain blew his head off, Chuck explored every brand of rock star demise. He wanted to know why the greatest career move any musician can make is to stop breathing. . . and what this means for the rest of us.

Biographies & Memoirs
Patrick Lawlor
hr min
July 1
Tantor Audio

Customer Reviews

Epacalicious ,

85% of a Good Book

Too much talk about his love life and not enough talk about the real reason he's writing the book: the musicians. I enjoyed his humorous analogies and anectdotes about his present life, his past, and his vivid imagination. Worth checking out more of Klosterman's other works.

C$Money ,

A true pop culture genius

Far and away my favorite writer. Check out "Chuck Klosterman IV: A Decade of Curious People and Dangerous Ideas". Chuck is truly a genius and I highly suggest that everyone read at least one of his books. It'll make you go get all the others.

kk2texas ,

Read more Chuck! (Just never date him.)

My first taste of the Kiss-lovin' rock writer's longer work. Although completely self-involved, Chuck Klosterman's narrative voice is so engaging and his references to pop culture so entertaining, Killing Yourself to Live is hard to put down. Funny stuff! (Unless you're one of the women he loves and publicly ponders.) Patrick Lawlor does a great job, too.

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