So, I’m admittedly a bit of an Oddball. I’m a huge fan of Pop-Culture books, that tell an interesting and unique version of a story, and this book is without a doubt right in that same line.
“Killing Yourself to Live” by Chuck Klosterman.
This book was written as a recounting of Chuck’s adventures when he worked as a Music and Lifestyle writer for one of my Hometown News publications, “The Akron Beacon Journal.” It shares a journey that he planned to visit and record his own experiences as he travelled across country to visit the final resting places of Musicians that had met with a tragic end, thus pushing their fame through the roof, and causing the fans of these bands to mourn collectively.
Throughout the story, he encounters some of the oddest people, and ends up in crazy circumstances, and shares his thoughts through the entire process. Travelling to the final location of the plane that Lynyrd Skynyrd had gone down in, to the Hotel where Cobain made an ultimate decision… not a single moment is without in detail contemplation of what made these artists as great as they were in their time.
Caution: This book does contain drug use, talk of self harm (others), and really a lot more drug use.