Killing Yourself to Live : 85% of a True Story
Killing Yourself to Live 85 of a True Story Author:Chuck Klosterman 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 ... more »by exhaustion. He snorted cocaine in a graveyard. He walked a half-mile 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.« less
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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!