words kill, words give life

i don’t care about your band

Posted in books and stories by Kaitlin on March 15, 2010

The cover of this book by Julie Klausner first caught my eye, the title made me pick it up, and the endorsement quote by the ever funny¬† Rachel Dratch convinced me to buy it. Like I expected, it is a humorous look at a series of failed relationships. However, I was totally unprepared for it’s detours into psychoanalysis.i don't care about your band, book cover, julie clausner, cupid, heart, arrow, swimsuit, red, pink, blue, polka dots, what i learned from indie rockers, trust funders, pornographers, felons, faux sensitive hipsters and other guys i've dated

Klausner’s funny, but I don’t need the explanation that, unlike most girls who “drift toward the more unsavory characters in the dating pool,” she and her dad had a great relationship. When she leaves the action to analyze her motives, my attention leaves too. If you don’t mind a book that is half “laugh at my life” and half “this is why I’m crying,” then this is the book for you.

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BTW, and this is probably the writing major in me talking, “I don’t care about your band” could use one more good copy edit. I’m talking multiple words that are missing a letter or misspelled, plus some awkward¬† phrasing that slows the read.