Klosterman's newest collection of essays centers on how we as a society see heroes and villains, exploring figures from Machiavelli to O.J. Simpson. Nelson notes that Klosterman has a gift for making us reconsider what we thought we knew. "He's saying it's not a question of good or bad, it's a question of interesting and less interesting," she says. "He's a master at the perverse in the sense of taking the other opinion."