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.
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
Twenty-two modern-day philosophers take a look at the concepts that fascinate author Chuck Klosterman, as well as try answer many of the hypotheticals that Klosterman poses in his own writings. Original.
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.
Author: Fred Schruers
Publisher: Three Rivers Press
Release Date: 2014-10-28
Genre: Biography & Autobiography
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.
Author: Sarah Statz Cords
Publisher: Libraries Unltd Incorporated
Release Date: 2006
Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines
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.
Author: William Phillips
Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group
Release Date: 2009
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.