Chuck Klosterman at Boswell for "Chuck Klosterman X," Fri May 19, 7 pm
New York Times bestselling author and cultural critic Chuck Klosterman will be returning to Boswell for a ticketed event on Friday, May 19, 7 pm. His new book, Chuck Klosterman X (Ten), features articles and essays covering the past decade, including keystone pieces about "Breaking Bad," Lou Reed, Jimmy Page, KISS, Stephen Malkmus, Jonathan Franzen, Tim Tebow, Kobe Bryant, Taylor Swift, Tom Brady, and many more cultural figures and phenomena.
Ten years and four books into his atypical career, Klosterman released a collection of his previously published journalism, essays, and columns titled "Chuck Klosterman IV," solidfying his reputation as a cultural critic who can span the realms of pop culture and sports, but who can also address interpersonal issues, social quandaries, and ethical boundaries. Since then, Klosterman has written five more bestsellers, helped found and establish "Grantland," served as "The New York Times Magazine" Ethicist, and worked on film and television productions, all while maintaining a consistent stream of writing in outlets such as "GQ," "Billboard," "The Believer," "The A.V. Club," and "The Guardian."
"Chuck Klosterman X" collects those many pieces along with fresh introductions and new footnotes throughout. The pieces are organized in categories (e.g. White Dudes Holding Guitars) and Klosterman presents many of the articles in original form, before they were trimmed down for space, so they feature previously unpublished structures, passages, and signature digressions. The final part of the book includes Klostermans epic 10,000-word KISS retrospective, which proved once and for all that no one knows KISS like Chuck Klostermanan entertaining return to his "Fargo Rock City roots." Chuck Klosterman X is the culmination and celebration of two decades in journalism and books from one of the sharpest and most prolific observers and chroniclers of our unusual times.
Chuck Klosterman is the bestselling author of seven previous books of nonfiction (including "Sex, Drugs, and Cocoa Puffs" and "I Wear the Black Hat") and two novels (Downtown Owl and The Visible Man). In addition to the publications listed above, Klosterman has written for "The Washington Post," "Esquire," "Spin," and ESPN. He appeared as himself in the LCD Soundsystem documentary "Shut Up and Play the Hits."
Tickets are $29 and include admission, a copy of "Chuck Klosterman X," and all taxes and fees. On the night of the event only, a $20 Boswell gift card in lieu of the book will be available. Purchase a ticket on the Brown Paper Ticket website or call 800-838-3006. Bought a ticket and cant make it to the event? Well hold a copy of "Chuck Klosterman X" for you for up to six months.
Boswell Book Company (View)
2559 N Downer Ave
Milwaukee, WI 53211
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