Dichotomies: Lessons from a College Life on Tour

Dichotomies: Lessons from a College Life on Tour

by Alex Dontre


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In this unique memoir, the author reveals his struggles and triumphs as a touring musician pursuing a college education. From 2011-2017, Alex Dontre performed 505 concerts with his band Psychostick while simultaneously enrolled in rigorous online courses. It culminated with a master's degree in Business Psychology from Franklin University, at which time he gave the commencement speech at his graduation as valedictorian.

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ISBN-13: 9781794708938
Publisher: Alexander Dontre
Publication date: 11/25/2019
Pages: 188
Product dimensions: 5.51(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.56(d)

Table of Contents



Introduction to Tour Life

Chapter 2011

Pestering Mushroomhead

Proctor Exams

Personal Finance 101

Chapter 2012

Ventana Punches Your Cock In

West Coast with Downtown Brown

Another Semester, Another Tour

Hard Lessons

Chapter 2013

Polkadot Cadaver and Psych 101

Sleep Debt

Crushing Candy 101

Chapter 2014

Revenge of the Capstone

Summa Cum Laude

Speaking with Dog Fashion Disco

The End of Proctors

Chapter 2016


Summa Cum Laude Secundus

Conventions & Festivals

Summer of Psychology

Presentation by an English Dumpster

Chapter 2017

Setting Goals and Rock ‘n Roll

Commencement Speech

To Be Continued


Appendix A: Speech Transcription

Appendix B: Master’s Thesis

Appendix C: List of Classes



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