I don t care about your band
I Dont Care About Your Band: Lessons Learned from Indie Rockers, Trust Funders, Pornographers, Felons, Faux-Sensitive Hipsters, and Other Guys Ive Dated by Julie KlausnerIn the tradition of Cynthia Heimel and Chelsea Handler, and with the boisterous iconoclasm of Amy Sedaris, Julie Klausners candid and funny debut I Dont Care About Your Band sheds light on the humiliations we endure to find love--and the lessons that can be culled from the wreckage.
I Dont Care About Your Band posits that lately the worst guys to date are the ones who seem sensitive. Its the jerks in nice guy clothing, not the players in Ed Hardy, who break the hearts of modern girls who grew up in the shadow of feminism, thinking they could have everything, but end up compromising constantly. The cowards, the kidults, the critics, and the contenders: these are the stars of Klausners memoir about how hard it is to find a man--good or otherwise--when youre a cynical grown-up exiled in the dregs of Guyville.
Off the popularity of her New York Times Modern Love piece about getting the brush-off from an indie rock musician, I Dont care About Your Band is marbled with the wry strains of Julie Klausners precocious curmudgeonry and brimming with truths that anyone whos ever been on a date will relate to. Klausner is an expert at landing herself waist-deep in crazy, time and time again, in part because her experience as a comedy writer (Best Week Ever, TV Funhouse on SNL) and sketch comedian from NYCs Upright Citizens Brigade fuels her philosophy of how any scene should unfold, which is, What? That sounds crazy? Okay, Ill do it.
I Dont Care About Your Band charts a distinctly human journey of a strong-willed but vulnerable protagonist who loves men like its her job, but whos done with guys who know more about love songs than love. Klausners is a new outlook on dating in a time of pop culture obsession, and she spent her 20s doing personal field research to back up her philosophies. This is the girls version of High Fidelity. By turns explicit, funny and moving, Klausners debut shows the evolution of a young woman who endured myriad encounters with the wrong guys, to emerge with real- world wisdom on matters of the heart. I Dont Care About Your Band is Julie Klausners manifesto, and every one of us can relate.
Julie Klausner Doesn't Care About Your Band
Published in January by Gotham Books , the book was inspired by Klausner's New York Times "Modern Love" piece about getting the brush-off from an indie rock musician. The book details Klausner's many romantic and sexual misadventures throughout her 20s. It features the foibles of Julie as she semi-fictionally recounts dysfunctional relationship after dysfunctional relationship. Lizzy Caplan was attached to star and co-produce. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.
The book is largely a chronicle of Klausner's shitty dating experiences, recounted with broad and relatively inoffensive humor. On a guy who wanted to "share a cock" with Klausner, she writes: "like anybody's cock is so big that you'd be like, 'I can't finish this! Let's split it. It turns out that Rob felt vulnerable enough, by then, to extend an invitation for me to come over. So maybe the attacks were worth it! Right, ladies?
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My boyfriend loves red heads. I get it too, they're usually fun and interesting and have freckles. And from watching Klausner's online videos and thumbing through the pages of her book, I knew she was funny and smart, too. How was she having enough problems finding a suitable mate to fill a book? After I finished reading, Julie met me at a bar to discuss her dating follies as well as being a woman in the boy's club of comedy, and how the nerdy, sensitive, man-child is taking over the world. I didn't have a big sister growing up, and I related to her stories of dating within the comedy scene, so for me this was like having an older version of me from the future come to explain why everything was so hard, and assure me it gets easier. In the beginning of her book, Julie mentions online dating and writes, "If I ever meet you, I'll tell you in person about the time I went on Match.