What do you do when you hate your job, your wife just left you, and you’re amid a crushing mid-life crisis? Recreate your college radio station on the Internet, of course. Or at least, that’s what Danny thought. Now he’s finding it’s not so easy to go home again. In addition to the stress of speaking at a beloved professor’s retirement ceremony, he must juggle rivalries a
The story begins with fortysomething Danny Jackson learning how to navigate a life he didn’t envision for himself when he was in college. He hates his job and is now freshly divorced. His heart has always been in radio, and when one of his new neighbors suggests he start an internet radio station, Danny goes on a mission that forces him to face his past and rediscover himself. Postgraduate is as much a novel as ...more
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". . . you did a bad, bad thing.”
“Then why are you helping me?”
“Because that’s what friends do. Someone needs to stand next to you when the world falls down around your ankles, and the other starting players seem to be leaving you one by one. You’re still my boy, but I question your decision-making skills.”
We meet Danny Jackson on one of the worst days of his life -- the day his marriage legally ended (it was over l ...more
Each chapter is titled after a song in the playlist of the life of the main character, Danny, and shows Shane's own love of the music from his college years. Danny's recover from a divorce leads t ...more
I bought this book less than 24 hours ago and could not put it down. The dialogue makes you feel like you're part of book and the music references remind those of us in our mid 40s of the early 90s. Well worth the time.
Ian studied Radio Broadcasting at the University of Southern Indiana and Computer Science at Indiana University. He has worked in radio in Indiana and Colorado and taught radio writing and production in Minnesota.
Ian writes lad lit similar ...more