Good Advice for Young Trendy People of All Ages: The Ultimate Counterculture Resource Guide

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Serious-yet-nutty tips on how to survive, thrive, and be spectacular, too.

Sick of that ho-hum 9-to-5 job? Ready to free your inner purple-haired art star? Thinking about switching genders? Need advice on how to survive rehab, prison, or parenting a teenager?

Compiled by a veteran of the underground after spending more than 30 years in the alternative art trenches, these experiential, very real commentaries from today's underground luminaries offer honest, humorous advice and insight on everything from "Door Etiquette for the Nightlife-Challenged" by Clint Catalyst to "How to be an Art Star" by downtown NYC scenester Reverend Jen.

Without a hint of irony, "Good Advice for Young Trendy People of All Ages" shows would-be bohemians how things really are ("How to Live in Debt" by Mykel Board), instead of selling far-fetched dreams of writing the great novel or producing a top gallery show.

Contributors include authors Alvin Orloff, James St. James, Pamela Holm, Ariel Gore, Lynn Breedlove, Bucky Sinister, and Sherilyn Connelly; dominatrix Mistress Daria; indie film director Phillip R. Ford; comedian Brother Man X; and inmate Regi Alsin.

"What a seriously fantastic resource this is. Jennifer Blowdryer and her team of experts impart valuable advice and perspective with wisdom, charm and hilarity. Even if you think you've got it all together, this collection will help you scam a better scam, work a deeper style, and become a more gracious human being." - Michelle Tea, author of 'Valencia'

About the Editor: Jennifer Blowdryer just turned 42, which means she's been trendy for more than half her life - since the age of 16, when she started to feel punk rock. Actually, since she was named Jennifer well before everybody else, she's been trendy as hell since birth. Her writing has appeared in NY Press, Punk Globe, Maximum Rock'n'Roll, Chic, Penthouse Forum, and Downtown. She lives in New York City.

About the Publisher: Manic D Press is an award-winning, critically acclaimed publishing company based in San Francisco, specializing in literature, art, and popular culture. With more than 80 titles in print, Manic D Press books are distributed internationally by Publishers Group West.


Edited by Jennifer Blowdryer                        

ISBN 1-933149-02-7

144 pages, trade paperback                

Pop Culture, $15    

Available at bookstores everywhere.

Contact: Jennifer Joseph / Manic D Press

         tel: 415-648-8288

         email: info at

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