BOOK CLUB CENTRAL
I love to Skype or call into book clubs. Reach out to me through my website or social media. Here are two sets of discussion questions. Mix, match, and have fun with it! — Jo
- What was the first work by a musical artist you ever purchased and in what format was it?
- What was the first musical act you saw live and where?
- How has your taste in, and consumption of, music and radio changed over the years?
- What role does radio play in your life? Do you still listen to AM/FM stations? Satellite or stream? What are your P1s (the preset buttons in your car)?
- Did you ever have a radio show in college or want to be a DJ? If you did have a show, talk about (And please share any great stories on the Facebook Jo Maeder Author Page! ) If you ever miss it, a lot of college stations will let non-students have their own show. Inquire at one near you.
- How did you view DJs before reading NAKED DJ and how do you see them now, particularly female DJs?
- What recording artist or radio star would you spend a lost weekend with — and would your significant other forgive you? Who is their Fantasy Fling?
NAKED DJ DISCUSSION QUESTIONS
- NAKED DJ doesn’t only refer to Jazmyn pretending she’s naked on the radio or posing In what other ways does she peel off (and put on) layers of psychological armor?
- The decline of the radio DJ is a definite sub-theme of NAKED We know how Jazmyn feels about it. How do you? Should she follow in the footsteps of Ariella or change careers?
- Say you (or your daughter) had been asked to do the Penthouse How would you react? To what do you attribute the increase in people exposing themselves, literally and figuratively, when control over our privacy is rapidly decreasing?
- Have you known a Nigel, a man who says and does all the right things but is masking deep flaws?
- Jazmyn says she doesn’t have 11 years of experience as a DJ but the same year repeated 11 Ariella says all jobs are assembly lines in some way. Do you agree? If so, how do you keep a job interesting?
- Jazmyn lost a lot of weight and Ree had a rough How do you get past your past?
- Jaz and Cat eventually reach an understanding (or at least a separate peace). Have you worked with someone you thought should be fired but could do no wrong in management’s eyes?
- Jazmyn tells her parents that Ree’s “completely ” Her father’s response? “I’m more worried you haven’t.” Could Jazmyn have done anything differently the first time around with Ree? The second time? Do you think she’ll ever cut the “umbilical cord” with him? And how much does parental approval affect a relationship?