What Do You Say to the Dj?: A Slightly Phonographic Tale

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Ayrx Publications, Jan 20, 2009 - Biography & Autobiography - 246 pages
College is over and real life is a work-in-progress, but when do you become an adult? The answer is here in What Do You Say to the DJ?, co-authors Andrew Marx and Dara Shifrer's poignant and often hilarious guide to surviving the time between the end of college and the I've-made-it moment…that never seems to arrive. In an exchange of e-mails, they unravel familiar themes around love, friendship, family, and careers. Live music is a constant in their relationship and in their writing. Telling their own stories (and, um, a few others'), they offer a frank and indelicate analysis of the situation. The goals and dreams of these two ordinary young adults reveal an intimate peek into how twenty-somethings feel, think, and survive. Whether you are looking for an answer or haven't taken the time to figure out the question, the book delivers an honest dialogue about the challenges and fears of going out into the world and finding your way to becoming an adult.

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Chapter One Hey Republic
Chapter Two To Punish Me for My Contempt
Chapter Three Something Aint Right 49
Chapter Five Pick Up The Receiver Ill Make
Chapter Six On the Quick 121
Chapter Seven SingALong 135
Chapter Eight Whittled Away Emotionally To
Chapter Nine Christmas Time Again 181
Chapter Ten When I Go To Heaven 209

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About the author (2009)

Dara Shifrer is the co-founder and writer for Concert Central http://concert-central.com/, a concert review site. She is currently in a graduate program at the University of Texas at Austin and spends her free time seeing local bands perform around Austin.Andrew Marx the founder and writer for SmartReMarxcom http://smartremarx.com/, a site dedicated to the incontrovertible truths of lifes little ironies. He is also the co-founder and writer for Concert Central http://concert-central.com/, a concert review site. He has a Masters degree from Boston University, and in his spare time likes to make up stories about the people he passes on the street.Dara and Andrew began writing collaboratively for the literary magazine, Suedomsa the Magazine in 1997. The collaboration continues today at http://saytothedj.com/.

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