Sex, Drugs, and Cocoa Puffs*

by Alexandra Fish, , March 19, 2009

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*A low culture manifesto (now with a new middle)

I'm so tired of textbooks. I used to love reading; I could read all day. Reading has been tarnished by subjects, which I'm not very interested in, like Biology and Math. I don't think I'm alone in saying, "I want something refreshing." Well, I have found it: Sex, Drugs, and Cocoa Puffs is the perfect remedy for those of us who want a little variety from academia. The author, Chuck Klosterman, has a humorous, slacker-style of writing which appeals to our generation.

He explores the finer points of Pamela Anderson, The Real World, porn and other mind-altering, pop culture phenomenon. Generation Y can appreciate stimulating discussion about Pamela Anderson and Tommy Lee's sex tape as an allegory to American society. This book is unlike the asinine comedians of VH1 discussing Britney Spears' latest debacle. Klosterman is willing to "go there" when he delves into the obsession with the fake, unrealistic and lewd that Americans, and particularly our youth, harbor these days.

Beware romantic souls! This may not be the book for you. If you liked The Notebook and swore one day you would be Allie, then Sex, Drugs, and Cocoa Puffs might be too shocking. If you're ready to laugh and ponder the inconsequential details of pop culture please pick up this book. You won't be disappointed.

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