Originally Posted by dressed2kill
This may seem like a joke, but my dad had got me that book on his trip to St Louis last Hanukkah.
Dad obviously has good taste.
If you take nothing else away from your experience with this and your other thread remember that people will happily give you their judgments wrapped in opinions but their motives will usually be jealous, or at a minimum careless. They will pretend they have no such approach and that you operate under that same projected burden that they do. They will maintain this position until you are driven to despondency. Such is the victory of the common voice bringing down that of talent and reason.
Further, you will constantly meet people who tell you that you are too young, too old, too short, too tall, too dark, too light, too smart, too... You only have one life, you can let other's whose lives are potentially in shambles live it for you, or you can do what you want and damn the consequences. It's up to you.
"Dandy" is just another word for self assured individualist. If you hear the music you need apologize to no one.