AOL to ‘American Beauty’: Chuck Klosterman’s book looks at 1990s

“Some people who read it would be … people who literally lived through it and … became of age. There are also people born into the 90s or after who will see the book purely as exposition, information about something they once heard about. And there are people older ... who remember the 90s as maybe another interchangeable decade where the world seemed to get worse,” says author Chuck Klosterman. Photo by Brian Hardzinski/KCRW.

The 1990s was a decade of dial-up internet, compact discs, and Hollywood favorites such as “American Beauty” and “Friends.” Chuck Klosterman’s new book unpacks it all. 

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