This is now the 2nd of Klosterman's books I have forced myself to read. I didn't care for the 1st one, and now, less than 100 pages into this one, I've come to the conclusion that it's Klosterman, himself, that I don't like. He seems just as shallow as his writing, and, while he talks a lot, he doesn't have much to say.
Klosterman is the king of pop (culture). He's the Jerry Seinfield of authors; funny, witty, and knows a lot about nothing. Yet, he makes any room smarter as soon as he walks through the door. Klosterman is the only writer I know who can write intriguingly about the drools of pop culture- i.e. trashy reality television, 80's hair bands, women falling from the sky, etc... and still make it sound vitally important.
This book is just a collection of articles that Chuck Klosterman has written in the ten years before this book and then he adds comments, follow ups and footnotes to his articles. If you like Chuck's writing, this is a great book. I skipped a few articles that didn't interest me, but overall a pretty good book.