Book Reviews of Killing Yourself to Live : 85% of a True Story

Killing Yourself to Live : 85% of a True Story
Killing Yourself to Live 85 of a True Story
Author: Chuck Klosterman
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ISBN-13: 9780743264464
ISBN-10: 0743264460
Publication Date: 6/6/2006
Pages: 272
Edition: Reprint
Rating:
  • Currently 3.7/5 Stars.
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3.7 stars, based on 38 ratings
Publisher: Scribner
Book Type: Paperback
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Helpful Score: 1
Semi-interesting, but incredibly self-absorbed. Not sure what his ex-girlfriends have to do with dead rock stars. Okay if you have nothing else to read. Fargo Rock City is better.
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Helpful Score: 1
This book is really about Chuck, with nuggets of rock trivia dotted through. IF you like stories about self discovery and lost love, you will like this book.
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Laughed so hard during some parts. Great storyteller and interesting life.
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If you love music and conversations with your friends mildly resemble dialogue from the film/book High Fidelity, then maybe this book is for you. This book is a narcissistic romp through the places where rock stars had met their demise. This is Chuck K's High Fidelity. He rambles on about music and ex-girlfriends and how they compare to current girls, but he is obsessed with mortality and that is the part where most of it becomes endearing and easy for me to relate to. The stand out chapter is when he visits the place where the band Great White accidentally set fire to the venue and tons of their fans died. He, also, talks trash on Elvis, which made me laugh.

I just noticed that the publication date was 6/6/06. How rock'n'roll!