Raised in Captivity

Author: Chuck Klosterman

Release: July 16, 2019

Tagline: Fictional Nonfiction

Publisher: Penguin Press

Genre: Short Stories, Social Sciences, Culture

ISBN-10: 0735217920
ISBN-13: 978-0735217928

Synopsis: A collection of short stories…

Declassified by Agent Palmer: Klosterman’s Raised in Captivity Like an Adult Version of Sideways Stories from Wayside School

Quotes and Lines

Better to be a noncrazy person in peril than a crazy person who was safe.

He seemed a little like an engineer without an engineering degree. He liked to describe himself as an artist without creativity.

They expect to live a life without intellectual conflict. They don’t believe other ideas should even exist.

The idea of going somewhere I’d never been to meet a woman I’d never met and converse with a person I no longer knew was not appealing. I only wanted to know what was happening. I didn’t want to be involved with what was happening, regardless of what it was.

You miss old friends when you don’t see them, but you miss them more when you do.

You have to lose your entire life in order to understand how worthless most of life is. You have to lose it all, all at once. That’s the only way to gauge the value of anything.

If one story is enough, three stories are redundant. It doesn’t matter how well those stories are told: Details create contradiction and adjectives become anchors. But that is neither here nor there. We all make mistakes.

The only way to appreciate the past is to pretend it’s already the past.

What else can I tell you, friendo? It’s an unscripted play, to the benefit of no one.