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I Don't Care About Your Band by Julie Klausner
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Aug 16, 2010

did not like it

i despised this book. it was the worst thing i've picked up in a long time.

most of all, it's not that funny. the book is essentially one long string of mediocre one liners about humiliatingly throwing herself at men. that constitutes a book deal these days? in fact, this book sounds like a blog, not fifteen clams worth of prose. I am SO SICK of reading books that sound like the same thing you would get from someone's blogspot address. (read: i was told there'd be cake) just because you love david sedaris, and were the most witty person in your english class, doesn't mean you need to write 200-odd pages of exposition about your (massive) dating failures.

i was so bored i skimmed the last seventy-odd pages to make sure i suddenly wasn't missing out on anything. (i wasn't.)

in case you are curious, here are a couple specific things i particularly disliked:

most notably, she actually says that you can't be funny woman unless you have a gay best friend. yes. because apparently women can only get their cues for feminine glamour and wit from them, and (because she was) are completely lost without them. i actually know one of the actresses she singles out as being very funny in the book and can attest she has no gay best friend. despite what she asserts about gay best friend-less women, she's actually fun to be around.

shockingly and hilariously, the premise of the book is about her over-the-top and aggressive pursuing of men, and then (page 152) says she balks at threesomes and women competing for men, BECAUSE MEN SHOULD CHASE WOMEN. um, did she not realize that she would have NO BOOK if she actually didn't chase men? how did no one point out that she was completely contradicting herself? she behaves shamelessly and desperately, and then she actually gets "angry" typing about women who chase men.

really, this book is terrible. that's about the time i threw it in the recycling bin.
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Angela "just because you love david sedaris, and were the most witty person in your english class, doesn't mean you need to write 200-odd pages of exposition about your (massive) dating failures. " - YES.


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