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Paperback What Do You Say to the DJ? Book

ISBN: 1439218285

ISBN13: 9781439218280

What Do You Say to the DJ?

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... This description may be from another edition of this product.


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Customer Reviews

5 ratings

Fantastic phrases and very entertaining!

It's really intriguing to find a story told in large part through the dominant medium of generations X and Y - email chains. And for as much as it's hard to imagine following a story that way, they pull it off. And along the way, Marx and Shifrer certainly have a way with turning phrases and telling micro stories that shape a developing image of a larger life, viewed only through clever snippets of the way life is for friends post-college: finding 10 minutes to finally respond to that last email. I loved the idea, loved the language, loved the story, felt old for not knowing all the bands referenced, and found myself giving in and reading 'just one more page' countless times, no matter what else I needed to be doing. If you're looking for a new take and a really fun way to escape from the pre-programmed mass media books that find major publishers in a down economy - pick this one up.

Awesome Book!!

There are parts of this book that are pee-in-your-pants funny. I started reading, and immediately related to the characters. It's nice to know I'm not the only crazy person out there!! :-)

Only the truth is funny

"I think our generation has a habit of denigrating marriage once it comes -- we spend our youth defaming it and can't own up to wanting it when we do." This quote sums up the book for me. Marx and Shifrer spend three years, while reluctantly coming of age, discussing family and friends and wondering how much of what they thought as college students (when they became friends) turns out to be true in the "real world." Interspersed with conversations of music and blogs, What Do You Say to the DJ opens a window for us to observe this stage of life and gives us the opportunity to laugh at ourselves at the same time. Enjoyable and right on target.

What Do You Say to the DJ?

What works for What Do You Say to the DJ? is its wit, charm, and incisive commentary on post-college life. That it speaks both directly and almost exclusively to its intended audience of post-college students-of-life both aids and hinders it. I felt a bit left out, inasmuch as I am just shy of the target audience they had in mind. However, both authors are endearing and engaging and the narrative (to the extent that there is a narrative) is fresh and entertaining. The unusual format might prove distracting for some (if you disliked the "letter" format of Beverly Cleary's "Dear Mr. Henshaw" you may not like the format of WDYSDJ?). All things told, though, the book is a marvelous and wicked read!

What Do You Say to The DJ?

What Do you Say to the DJ is a laugh-out loud book that is both witty and well-written. The authors have no shame revealing the personal (almost too personal) details of their chaotically confusing lives. The book is a unique blend of story-telling intertwined with concert reviews of various bands.
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