Eating the Dinosaur

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Eating the Dinosaur
Eating the Dinosaur (Chuck Klosterman book).jpg
AuthorChuck Klosterman
CountryUnited States
Subjectpop culture
Publication date
October 20, 2009
Media typePrint (hardcover)
Preceded byDowntown Owl 
Followed byI Wear the Black Hat: Grappling with Villains (Real and Imagined) 

Eating the Dinosaur is the sixth book written by Chuck Klosterman, first published by Scribner in 2009.[1] In the mold of Klosterman's earlier Sex, Drugs, and Cocoa Puffs, the book is a collection of previously unpublished essays concerning an array of pop culture topics. The book cover was designed by Paul Sahre.


Eating the Dinosaur consists of 13 essays:


Eating the Dinosaur was positively received by critics. The Wall Street Journal discussed Klosterman's "pixelated intelligence and vivid prose,"[2] concluding, "Mr. Klosterman's relentlessly thoughtful prose makes a case that our arts and entertainment are more suffused with meaning than ever before. Even as he's fretting over the direction of the culture, his writing stands as an eloquent defense of it." At The A.V. Club, critic Samantha Nelson wrote that Klosterman's work had "matured.".[3]


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