I do not, however, believe that Sex, Drugs, and Cocoa Puffs is Klosterman's strongest work. Reading it recently, it just seems ... well, dated. There's a long essay about how not that many people he knows actually use the Internet, which is weird because the book was published in 2004. I'm pretty sure people were aware in 2004 that most people would be using the Internet to do all kinds of things that didn't include porn.
Interestingly enough, there's a forthcoming film adaptation of Fargo Rock City, the book that I would argue is still Klosterman's best work, although I might put Killing Yourself to Live as a close second. So, with that, here's my list of Klosterman's work in my totally arbitrary order of preference:
- Fargo Rock City (2002)
- Killing Yourself to Live (2006)
- Chuck Klosterman IV (a 2007 collection of his previously published Spin and Esquire essays)
- Downtown Owl (his 2009 novel)
- Eating the Dinosaur (2009)
- Sex, Drugs, and Cocoa Puffs (2004)