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I Wear the Black Hat Summary

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I Wear the Black Hat SummaryGrappling with Villains (Real and Imagined)

Villainy – just like beauty – is in the eye of the beholder. Human laws are not perfect and, sometimes, transgressing them may seem more just than obeying them.

Chuck Klosterman is here with a collection of twelve essays analyzing the paradox. And we have the “I Wear the Black Hat” summary.

Who Should Read “I Wear the Black Hat”? And Why?

The most straightforward answer to this question is probably – people who are interested in comical writing and satirical humor. Because, even though the book is provocative, you’ll appreciate it more if you like the style.

Curiosity about popular culture, sports and music is a plus. And an interest in villainy is a must.

About Chuck Klosterman

Chuck KlostermanChuck Klosterman is an American essayist and author who mainly writes on topics related to American popular culture.

A regular columnist for both “Esquire” and “The New York Times” magazine in the past, he has also written for “The Washington Post,” “The Guardian,” “Spin,” and “ESPN.com.”

He is the author of two novels, few essay collections and five widely read works of non-fiction. “Sex, Drugs, and Cocoa Puffs” and “Killing Yourself to Live: 85% of a True Story” are probably his most famous books.

“I Wear the Black Hat Summary”

Sometimes, we tend to forget that the easiest questions might be the most difficult ones to answer.

For example, most people won’t even hesitate for a second before answering a question such as what it means to be a villain.

After all, we’ve watched so many movies that our mind is capable of profiling hundreds of villains in a second!

Of course, the villain is the bad guy, the antagonist, the one who tries to harm the people or the one who tries to show the hero that most people are bad.

The villain is the one who has a wicked mind, the one who transgresses the law at will, the one who hurts with no reason, who, to quote Mr. Johnny Cash, would shoot a man just to watch him die.

And you know what?

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