I Wear The Black Hat by Chuck Klosterman
Chuck Klosterman is likely one of the most fun people you could ever invite to a cocktail party. His ability to opine on almost anything makes him a national treasure, and when he gets rolling on a theme… Watch out!
I Wear the Black Hat is a meditation on villains, villainy, and why we lionize some and demonize others. Kobe Bryant, Bernie Goetz, Batman, George Bush, Charlie Manson, OJ Simpson, and a few hundred others get insightfully skewered in this collection of essays on why how we think the way we do about the bad guys.
Awesome brain-candy popcorn from a master of cultural criticism. Delightful collection of essays as usual.