Die Happy

499 Things Every Guy's Gotta Do While He Still Can

Tim Burke and Michael Burke

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Attention, guys of America: It’s time to get off the couch, turn off the PlayStation, and set down your beer (just kidding—never set down your beer). Your days of freedom are numbered. Every guy owes it to himself to do something audacious, ostentatious, hilarious, or just plain fun before it’s too late. The time is now for the kinds of things that will be decidedly against the rules after you “settle down.” Die Happy is here to help you create the kind of stories you’ll be telling for the rest of your life. Stories about things like:

· How you spent your graduation cash: You start at Oktoberfest in Munich and wake up on a Thai beach (which is totally what your Aunt Edith had in mind). From Fantasy Fest to La Tomatina, here’s a breakdown of the wildest parties and the craziest worldwide destinations.
· The best places to, ahem, explore other cultures (or whatever): Corfu’s Pink Palace. Ireland’s pubs. Amsterdam’s Red Light District. Ibiza. Plus plenty of other fascinating events and locales, many of which also happen to serve booze.
· Getting a job (don’t worry, not a real job): Jet Ski guy. Cruise ship bartender. Casino dealer. Lifeguard. Roadie. Where and how to earn the money to subsidize your fun, usually in some exotic location full of very friendly women.

At once a “How To,” a “To Do,” and a “We Did,” Die Happy contains all the ideas, checklists, and insanely funny true stories you’ll need to help you have as much fun as possible—while you still can.

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Chapter One 
Fests, Holidays, and Other Must-Attend Happenings
 
Ever seen the look on someone’s face when they tell you about their trip to New Orleans for Mardi Gras? Or enjoyed the bumbling banter of a couple of friends trying to piece together a memorable (and not-so-memorable) night from St. Patty’s Day in Dublin? Well, here’s a compilation of incredible festivals, holidays, and other annual happenings certain to spawn many unforgettable stories for years and years to come. Yes, you’ll still be spewing these tales when you’re eighty-five, senile, and crapping in your trousers.

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Tim Burke and Michael Burke

Brothers Tim Burke and Michael Burke both work in advertising and live in Chicago. Tim has settled down and is getting more responsible by the minute (which is lucky for his wife and son), while Michael is living it up and working on a lifetime’s worth of wild memories. He regularly uses them to taunt his brother.

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Die Happy
499 Things Every Guy's Gotta Do While He Still Can
Tim Burke and Michael Burke

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St. Martin's Press
St. Martin's Griffin
April 2007
e-Book Agency
ISBN: 9781429902502
ISBN10: 1429902507
288 pages
$7.99

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St. Martin's Press
St. Martin's Griffin
May 2006
Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9780312356200
ISBN10: 031235620X
5 1/2 x 8 1/4 inches, 288 pages
$16.99
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