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This addictive collection of outlandish hypothetical questions from an acclaimed pop-culture journalist is sure to stimulate unconventional conversations and unexpected debates at your dinner table or over your next video chat.
• You are in an unfortunate situation in which you must consider cannibalism in order to stay alive. Would you rather eat babies or elderly people?
• You are offered a Brain Pill that will make you feel 10 percent more intelligent, but you will seem 20 percent less intelligent to everyone else. Would you take the pill?
• You wake up inhabiting Bruce Springsteen’s body. Your voice sounds just like Bruce’s, but your musical abilities are still entirely your own. You are scheduled to perform a huge concert that night. What would you do?
How do you think your mother would answer these questions? Your best friend? Your significant other? Get ready for some insane conversations!
About the Author
Chuck Klosterman is the bestselling author of six nonfiction books (most notably Sex, Drugs, and Cocoa Puffs and I Wear the Black Hat) and two novels (Downtown Owl and The Visible Man). He has written for The New York Times, The Washington Post, GQ, Esquire, Spin, The Guardian, The Believer, Billboard, The A.V. Club, and ESPN. Klosterman served as The Ethicist for The New York Times Magazine for three years; appeared as himself in the LCD Soundsystem documentary Shut Up and Play the Hits; and was an original founder of the web site Grantland with Bill Simmons. He is a native of North Dakota and currently lives in Brooklyn with his wife, Entertainment Weekly TV critic Melissa Maerz.