January 14, Wednesday night -- Reading Chuck Klosterman

Working the door at the Crimson Lounge for the birthday party of my friend who is a fellow writers group member and provider of not one but three pans of enchiladas for dinner....I love friends who feed me!....and bars where you can bring your own food
...or, even better, a place where you can read while you're working.

Reading Killing Yourself to Live: 85% of a True Story, by Chuck Klosterman. He'd read a couple of other books by the same author.

Good stuff -- The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier and Clay, by Michael Chabon; The Dirt: Confessions of the World's Most Notorious Rock Band, by Tommy Lee, Vince Neil, Motley Crue, Mick Mars, Nikki Sixx, and Neil Strauss, about Motley Crue; an oral history of the Los Angeles Lakers, which included things like their gambling parties on their cross country flights.

Himself, he's more of a filmmaker than a writer, and has done, among other things, a short samurai film with allusions to 9-11.

5 Comments:

Weasel Dazzle said...

Can you post your insights about the Chuck Klosterman book?

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Anonymous said...

self-deprecating yet optimistic, and littered with pop culture references that keep you involved and entertained page to page... may be my favorite American author right now... pick up this one, or "4" or "Sex, Drugs, and Coco Puffs"... I can recommend any of those... I'm the fat guy in the picture by the way.

Alex Worthy said...

I read at work too :)

And, I'm curious about that samurai movie.

Mary Walker said...

What made me think about reading this author is the name of his book: Killing Yourself to Live. It impressed me very much, you know, without even being aware what the book is about. I read every day while working tooJ I’ll use the info for my essay writing samples.

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culture references that keep you involved and entertained page to page... may be my favorite American author right now.