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Look on Amazon.com under the key words "Selling Suits" or "Ricky Rumble" and you'll find, among the Fat Kid Rules the World, Oh My Goth and The Goth Bible: A Compendium for the Darkly Inclined, a collection of essays written for the Ritalin kids pumped up on pop-culture and politics: A Decade of Curious People and Dangerous Ideas, Chuck Klosterman.

This book follows the format of Sex Drugs and Cocoa-Puffs: A Low Culture Manifesto, and Killing Yourself to Live: 85% of a True Story, but Chuck had to outdo himself. Inside the front cover, normally where the short and useless summery would be, followed by a synopsis of the boring life of the author on the back, there is this:

THINGS THAT ARE TRUE
Profiles and trend stories: Britany Spears, Radiohead, Billy Joel, Metallica, Val Kilmer, Bono, Wilco, The White Stripes, Steve Nash, Morrissey, Robert Plant-All with introductions and footnotes.

THINGS THAT MIGHT BE TRUE
Opinions and theories on everything from monogamy to pirates to robots to super people to guilt (and of course) Advancement- all with new hypothetical questions and footnotes.

SOMETHING THAT ISN'T TRUE AT ALL
This is new fiction, There's an introduction, but no footnotes. Well, there's a footnote in the introduction, but none in the story.

This is followed by a list of everything else that he has written that the publisher has dubbed important enough for mentioning and a quick mentioning of an audio book and the artist who designed the front cover.

The rest of the book written in the same possibly drug-induced writing style, follows this outline with chapter names such as "The Karl Marx of the Hardwood (November 2005)", or "Garage Days Unvisited (October 2002)". All twisted with sub-chapters, "The Ten Most Accurately Rated Artists in Rock History!" and his "Experience One" through Five, all with the promised footnotes and noted artists.

What makes this book amazing isn't that it changed my life or inspired me to live, it's that Chuck...
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