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Relix’s Dean Budnick Releases Novel Exploring Characters At A 1980’s Dead Show

first_imgRelix editor Dean Budnick is a busy man! Aside from his work on the famed jam publication, Budnick recently helped John Popper co-author his new memoir, Suck & Blow: And Other Stories I’m Not Supposed to Tell. Not only that, but the writer has a new novel due out this Spring: Might As Well.The book is set in and out of a Grateful Dead concert in the late eighties, held at the Meadowlands in New Jersey. The text explores a number of characters that comprise the rich tapestry of the scene, including a three-year-old daughter named Stella and her mother, a prep-school hippie Steven on spring break, “Taper Ted” and his skeptical brother, as well as “Bagel Bob” on his second decade of touring.Might As Well is also inspired by an unsolved murder case surrounding the show, and “explores the challenges, compilations, and charms of this environment with insight, empathy, and humor,” according to a press release about the book. In that release, Peter Shapiro says, “If anyone is qualified to teleport back in time to bring a reader to a Grateful Dead show in the 1980s, it’s Dean Budnick.”For more about the book, head to the Amazon page!last_img

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