Thursday, February 07, 2019

The Wondering Years By Knox McCoy Review

The Wondering Years
How Pop Culture Helped Me Answer Life's Biggest Questions
By Knox McCoy

When you hear the phrase pop culture, you likely think reality television, boy bands or Real Housewives of various cities. While these are elements of popular culture, they aren’t all it has to offer. Pop culture may not cure diseases, topple political regimes, or make scientific breakthroughs, but it does play a vital role in the story of humanity.

In fact, it’s pretty hard to define the human experience without it. And it’s impossible to create pop culture without the human experience. Popular podcaster Knox McCoy understands this, and so do the tens of thousands of listeners who tune in to hear him talk about pop culture every week on his wildly popular podcast, The Popcast with Knox and Jamie.

In The Wondering Years, Knox explores this idea of connecting popular culture to his own experiences. Through hilarious yet poignant stories, he reflects on how pop culture has helped shape his life and carve out the foundation of his faith. While the three cultural tentpoles—the South, the Church, and Sports—defined many aspects of his East Tennessee upbringing, it was pop culture that most definitively influenced Knox and his sense of the world at large.

Through books, television, music, and movies, Knox found many of the answers he was searching for about God and the universe and why we are all here. The Wondering Years is a hilarious look back at the key influences that shaped Knox’s formative years and his faith, a reminder of our own encounters with pop culture that have shaped each of our formative years and continue to influence us today.

I received a complimentary copy.

Cassandra's Review-  It's a love it or hate it book written in a style that made the author a lot of the forefront in the chapters, with his ongoing commentary for every name drop placed inside the book.  I am not sure if hilarious is the word I would select for a description as it is more out of the box and rambling.  There is nostalgia but is it enough to save the reader from heading into a vortex of boredom?  You would have to pick up a copy and answer that.  

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