WORD and Ace Hotel New York are extremely excited to join forces once more to kick off Chuck Klosterman's book tour for CHUCK KLOSTERMAN X: A Highly Specific, Defiantly Incomplete History of the Early 21st Century, in grand style at Liberty Hall at the Ace Hotel.
DOORS: 7 pm
PRESENTATION/Q&A: 8 pm
SIGNING: ~ 9 pm
Chuck Klosterman has created an incomparable body of work in books, magazines, newspapers, and on the Web. His writing spans the realms of culture and sports, while also addressing interpersonal issues, social quandaries, and ethical boundaries. Klosterman has written nine previous books, 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 A.V. Club, and The Guardian.
Chuck Klosterman's tenth book CHUCK KLOSTERMAN X collects his most intriguing pieces from the past decade, accompanied by fresh introductions and new footnotes throughout. Klosterman presents many of the articles in their original form, featuring previously unpublished passages and digressions. Subjects include Breaking Bad, Lou Reed, zombies, KISS, Jimmy Page, Stephen Malkmus, steroids, Mountain Dew, Chinese Democracy, The Beatles, Jonathan Franzen, Taylor Swift, Tim Tebow, Kobe Bryant, Usain Bolt, Eddie Van Halen, Charlie Brown, the Cleveland Browns, and many more cultural figures and pop phenomena. This is a tour of the past decade from one of the sharpest and most prolific observers of our unusual times.
Chuck Klosterman is the bestselling author of seven nonfiction books (including 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 website Grantland with Bill Simmons. Klosterman is a native of North Dakota and currently lives in Brooklyn with his wife, Entertainment Weekly TV critic Melissa Maerz.
You must buy a ticket in order to attend this event and the ticketing policy is one ticket per person. Each ticket also includes 1 copy of CHUCK KLOSTERMAN X.
Bookworms and bibliophiles, take note: Ace Hotel New York will take 10% off your stay if you reserve with the promo code KEEPREADING.