HYPERtheticals: 50 Questions for Insane Conversations

HYPERtheticals: 50 Questions for Insane Conversations

by Chuck Klosterman

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Overview

This addictive collection of outlandish hypothetical questions from an acclaimed pop-culture journalist is sure to stimulate unconventional conversations and unexpected debate at the dinner table or over your next video chat.

You are in an unfortunate situation in which you are forced to 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. DO YOU TAKE THE PILL? 

SUPPOSE YOU WAKE UP INHABITING BRUCE SPRINGSTEIN'S BODY. Your voice sounds just like Bruce's, but your musical ability is still entirely your own. You are scheduled to perform in a huge concert that night. WHAT DO YOU DO?

How would your mother answer these questions? Your best friend? Your significant other? PREPARE YOURSELF FOR SOME INSANE CONVERSATIONS.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780307587923
Publisher: Potter/Ten Speed/Harmony/Rodale
Publication date: 06/15/2010
Pages: 51
Sales rank: 176,798
Product dimensions: 4.60(w) x 6.10(h) x 1.10(d)

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.

Hometown:

New York, New York

Date of Birth:

June 5, 1972

Place of Birth:

Wyndmere, North Dakota

Education:

Degree in Journalism, University of North Dakota, 1994

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