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Killing yourself to live 85% of a true story by Chuck Klosterman

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Published by Scribner in New York .
Written in English



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  • Rock musicians -- Death,
  • Rock music -- Social aspects -- United States

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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 by exhaustion. 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.--From publisher description.

Edition Notes

Other titles85% of a true story, Eighty-five percent of a true story
StatementChuck Klosterman.
LC ClassificationsML394 .K59 2005
The Physical Object
Paginationv, 245 p. ;
Number of Pages245
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL3421627M
ISBN 100743264452
LC Control Number2005042498

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