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In the tradition of Cynthia Heimel and Chelsea Handler,
and with the boisterous iconoclasm of Amy Sedaris, Julie
Klausner''s candid and funny debut I Don''t Care About Your
Band sheds light on the humiliations we endure to find
love--and the lessons that can be culled from the
I Don''t Care About Your Band posits that lately the
worst guys to date are the ones who seem sensitive. It''s 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 Klausner''s memoir about how
hard it is to find a man--good or otherwise-- when you''re 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 Don''t care About Your Band is marbled with the wry
strains of Julie Klausner''s precocious curmudgeonry and brimming
with truths that anyone who''s 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 NYC''s Upright Citizens Brigade fuels her philosophy
of how any scene should unfold, which is, "What? That sounds crazy?
Okay, I''ll do it."
I Don''t Care About Your Band charts a distinctly human
journey of a strong-willed but vulnerable protagonist who loves men
like it''s her job, but who''s done with guys who know more about
love songs than love. Klausner''s is a new outlook on dating in a
time of pop culture obsession, and she spent her 20''s doing
personal field research to back up her philosophies. This is the
girl''s version of High Fidelity. By turns explicit, funny
and moving, Klausner''s 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 Don''t Care About
Your Band is Julie Klausner''s manifesto, and every one of us