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Chuck Klosterman X:A Highly Specific, Defiantly Incomplete History of the Early 21st Century

Chuck Klosterman

Bestselling author and pop culture critic Chuck Klosterman (But What If We’re Wrong?, 2016) admits in this entertaining collection of previously published pieces, mostly about music and sports, that gathering his old articles is not something he likes doing. But this addictively readable collection includes essays covering the past decade, including musicians Ozzy Osbourne, Eddie Van Halen, Noel Gallagher, Miley Cyrus, Taylor Swift, and Lou Reed, and athletes Tim Tebow, Usain Bolt, Kobe Bryant, and Tom Brady. There are also references to Breaking Bad and Harry Potter and a fine piece on Jonathan Franzen. Other highlights include an interview with a polite yet prickly Jimmy Page and a poignant piece on Charlie Brown. (Booklist Reviews)