Wendy recently loaned me this book Sex, Drugs, and Cocoa Puffs by Chuck Klosterman, a book which I devoured in a pretty rapid reading. Although in some respects there are a lot of essay writing authors on the scene right now- David Sedaris and Augusten Burroughs come to mind right off the bat, I found this book uniquely funny. Klosterman examines post-modern culture in a funny and frank manner that is itself ironically post-modern. The book is essentially a series of essays in which Klosterman rants and raves in a generation X style of Dave Barry, describing his addiction to the virtual life game The Sims, his hatred of people who hate country music, his visit to the Association of Rock Critics convention, and other somewhat mundane events that he casts in a zany and comical light. If nothing else, Klosterman gives insight into the deeper meanings of pop culture and its relationship to Generation X that one would not find else where or in such an entertaining form.