DPL Book Club: The Nineties

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Book Club

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Adults
Registration for this event will close on September 18, 2024 @ 6:30pm.

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The DPL Book Club is a monthly book club for adults which reads a variety of recent and classic fiction and non-fiction. Copies of the book are available for pickup at the library for each month's selection. For this month's selection, please contact us or visit our website or Facebook page.

September's selection is The Nineties, by Chuck Klosterman.

From the publisher:

It was long ago, but not as long as it seems: The Berlin Wall fell and the Twin Towers collapsed. In between, one presidential election was allegedly decided by Ross Perot while another was plausibly decided by Ralph Nader. Landlines fell to cell phones, the internet exploded, and pop culture accelerated without the aid of technology that remembered everything. It was the last era with a real mainstream to either identify with or oppose. The ’90s brought about a revolution in the human condition, and a shift in consciousness, that we’re still struggling to understand. Happily, Chuck Klosterman is more than up to the job.

In The Nineties, Klosterman dissects the film, the music, the sports, the TV, the pre-9/11 politics, the changes regarding race and class and sexuality, the yin/yang of Oprah and Alan Greenspan, and (almost) everything else. The result is a multidimensional masterpiece, a work of synthesis so smart and delightful that future historians might well refer to this entire period as Klostermanian.

Copies of the book will be available for pickup at Dormont Library in mid-August. eBook and eAudio copies of the book are available on Libby.


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