ALEX DONTRE, drummer for acclaimed comedy-metal band PSYCHOSTICK, reveals all in his new autobiography, Dichotomies: Lessons from a College Life on Tour. A must read for any musician and / or college student, Dichotomies tells the unique story of the drummer’s simultaneous musical and academic achievements through the artist’s unique mix of humor and self-perception.
The touring band life of a full-time student is full of dichotomies. From 2011-2017, Alex Dontre performed 505 concerts with his band PSYCHOSTICK while simultaneously pursuing a college education. 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.
Advance Praise for Dichotomies: Lessons from a College Life on Tour
“A remarkable first-person odyssey of a young touring musician who artfully combines his comedy rock music performances with completing demanding, long distance, higher education studies. Dontre offers a living, often humorous, and sometimes bawdy, chronicle of memorable characters he meets on the road.”
– Ray Forbes, Ph.D., Professor of Business Psychology, Franklin University
“I feel stuck between a rock and a hard place and cannot decide if this book is funny or insightful. As inferred from its title, that’s probably because it is both.”
– Mats E. Eriksson, Ph.D., author of Another Primordial Day, Professor of Paleontology, Lund University
Hardcover & Paperback
United States: Psychostick, Amazon, Barnes & Noble, & Powell’s
Canada: Amazon.ca &Indigo
United Kingdom: Amazon.co.uk & Blackwell’s
Netherlands: Amazon.nl & Bol
Spain: Amazon.es & Agapea
Australia: Amazon AU & Fishpond
New Zealand: Fishpond
United Arab Emirates: Amazon.ae