I Don’t Care About Your Band (or to give the book its full title – I Don’t Care About Your Band: What I Learned from Indie Rockers, Trust Funders, Pornographers, Felons, Faux Sensitive Hipsters, and Other Guys I’ve Dated) is a collection of stories chronicling Julie Klausner’s often tragic yet extremely witty dating history.
I Don’t Care About Your Band was another book I bought based on the cover. I thought it looked quirky. And I will admit – although blaming it on being British – I really had no idea who Julie Klausner was or is. However, I picked up her book in hopes of being entertained for 250+ pages.
And for the most part, I was.
I Don’t Care About Your Band has a very relatable feel to it. Whilst you may not know exactly what Klausner went through it does make you look back at your own dating history and realise that yes, you too had gone out with some dodgy dudes.
Klauser’s delivery of these stories is self-deprecating but not to the point that you feel sorry for her, in fact I don’t think that was Klausner’s intention when she wrote this book. I did worry when I first started reading it that it would be a very self indulgent tale (something I have found with other memoirs that I have read) but Klausner’s book was more like a How to guide…no a Who to guide as in Who to avoid when dating. It was genuinely funny.
The one downside for me – and again, I blame my Britishness – is that some of the references were a little lost on me. The book does heavily feature pop culture references, most of which are American so I fumbled along with the ones that I didn’t quite get. This didn’t detract from the entertaining qualities of I Don’t Care About Your Band.
I Don’t Care About Your Band: What I Learned from Indie Rockers, Trust Funders, Pornographers, Felons, Faux Sensitive Hipsters, and Other Guys I’ve Dated by Julie Klausner is available now.
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