Someone once said, "You can take the boy out of the Midwest, but you can't take the Midwest out of the boy." That someone was Drew, and he was mostly talking about himself, though he knows other people for whom that maxim applies. When he's not schooling all y'alls with his proverbial pithiness, Drew wears a silver Iowa belt buckle even though he's from Illinois. This seems to confuse people -- until he explains that the word Illinois has more letters and thus is more expensive in belt-buckle form. That's not true at all, but this is: No matter what the dictionary may claim, the word 'irony' does NOT mean 'unexpected coincidence;' it means 'of or like iron.' Please start using it correctly from now on. In November of 2009, Drew's first book, entitled Denver's Best Dive Bars: Drinking and Diving in the Mile High City, was published. It was released to much fanfare -- the beating of drums, crashing of cymbals, throwing of parties, and reading of passages. Okay, not really. On Amazon, the book has garnered one mediocre customer review and can be purchased used from four different vendors. So much for stardom.