Ep. 305: Chuck Klosterman on his new book about the ’90s
This week on Unorthodox, we’re throwing it back.
Our gentile of the week is writer Chuck Klosterman, whose new book is The Nineties. He tells us why the ’90s were the last real decade, plus what it’s like to earnestly promote a book about an era when apathy reigned supreme. We, on the other hand, are happy to be commercial sellouts—we’re giving away copies of The Nineties on our Instagram and Facebook accounts.
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