Oh sweet, heavenly lords. You guys are in for a treat. (Not my writing.) (Imagine I was referring to my writing? “This next paragraph is going to be AMAZING.”) No, I mean today’s Item of the Day: Julie Klausner‘s memoir (now available through audible.com), 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.
I got this book from one of my best friends (Nicole Villeneuve, who is also wonderful) for my birthday last year, during a time when I desperately needed it. There are many million reasons why, BUT this post is not about those. What this post IS about, is that on a very long and tiring train ride home from Montreal a few weeks later, I was lucky enough to have ”I Don’t Care About Your Band” with me. And on five-hour snack-free journey (personal hell), I was treated to Julie Klausner’s stories, who has the guts to not only share — honestly — what she’s been through, but to give us permission to share our own tales, and laugh at them accordingly.
It takes courage to be that honest, and I think we would all be much better off if we could all follow suit. Yes, all of our dating stories are different, and no two scenarios will be exactly the same, but when someone is honest enough to open up about what they’ve been through (like Julie in her memoir), you’ll find that you have the guts to do the same. In “I Don’t Care About Your Band,” there’s no judgement, or shaming, or naval-gazing. Julie — like she does on Twitter and on her podcast — simply tells it like it is. And because of that, you relate, and you champion, and you want to read more.
Well, eventually the book has to end, because that’s what books tend to do. BUT now you can listen to her READ IT HERSELF (!!!), and/or listen to her podcast, How Was Your Week?, which are both equally terrific decisions. And if you have a friend who hasn’t read it yet, make this a late Christmas gift. Or birthday gift. Or “friend, I think you should read this” gift. Hell, it’s almost 2013! BUY IT FOR YOURSELF YOU DESERVE IT. #CAPS
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