I DON’T CARE ABOUT YOUR BAND is now available as an audio book read by me!
Click here to order it!

I DON’T CARE ABOUT YOUR BAND is now available as an audio book read by me!

Click here to order it!

Dec 27, 12

Exciting I Don’t Care About Your Band news! This week, I’m recording the audiobook, which will be avail on audible.com soon…then, yesterday I got a shipment of the first batch of copies TRANSLATED INTO GERMAN. Donnerwetter!

Oct 24, 12

This is so cool:
I Don’t Care About Your Band is being published in Germany on September 10, 2012. My literary agent, Scott Mendel, sent me the cover art and explained: “The title in German is the everyday spoken-German abbreviation of ‘Du kannst mich mal am Arsch lecken’—’You can lick my ass.’ It is the general expression in idiomatic German for ‘Fuck you.’”
!!!

This is so cool:

I Don’t Care About Your Band is being published in Germany on September 10, 2012. My literary agent, Scott Mendel, sent me the cover art and explained: “The title in German is the everyday spoken-German abbreviation of ‘Du kannst mich mal am Arsch lecken’—’You can lick my ass.’ It is the general expression in idiomatic German for ‘Fuck you.’”

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Dec 17, 11


I would venture to say that today’s muse doesn’t get any respect. Instead, she’s regarded as little more than a  “groupie.”
But how relevant is the concept nowadays? (The fashion world is an exception, where design houses often feature a “muse.”) Women can be artists themselves, and not live the creative life vicariously.
Which is exactly what Klausner discovered through her misadventures  in dating creative types. She realized that she didn’t actually care  about their bands or their looks or their cultural status in their  trendy Brooklyn music scenes. She was jealous. She was being creative  only by association. And she hated herself for it.
That called for a change in attitude, and a rejection of the  traditional role of the muse. As Klausner concludes: “You’re not the  accessory to his journey, you’re the hero in yours.”

CBC Books: Julie Klausner: Writer, performer…Anti-Muse

I would venture to say that today’s muse doesn’t get any respect. Instead, she’s regarded as little more than a “groupie.”

But how relevant is the concept nowadays? (The fashion world is an exception, where design houses often feature a “muse.”) Women can be artists themselves, and not live the creative life vicariously.

Which is exactly what Klausner discovered through her misadventures in dating creative types. She realized that she didn’t actually care about their bands or their looks or their cultural status in their trendy Brooklyn music scenes. She was jealous. She was being creative only by association. And she hated herself for it.

That called for a change in attitude, and a rejection of the traditional role of the muse. As Klausner concludes: “You’re not the accessory to his journey, you’re the hero in yours.”

CBC Books: Julie Klausner: Writer, performer…Anti-Muse

Mar 21, 11

I Don’t Care About Your Band: Press

Jezebel
"A Dating Book We Can Get Behind; Julie Klausner’s I Don’t Care About Your Band is the anti-Marry Him — a celebration of self-love in the face of laughably bad dudes.”

Huffington Post Feature
"Whenever culture isn’t being controlled by enough gay people or Jewish people, I always get nervous."

The Believer
I wrote the “Sedaratives” column for the Mar/Apr issue and Charles Burns drew me for the cover

New York Magazine’s Approval Matrix
Lowbrow and Brilliant!

Salon Interview
"I do think the epidemic of tweeness among young men has probably done wonders for guys who are more traditional about their assholism."

New Yorker Interview
"[A] dating memoir that manages to avoid excessive self-deprecation, self-pity, or self-flagellation. It’s also a smart, highly literate, and wickedly funny take on pop culture."

Vanity Fair Interview
"There’s way more harm in the quiet sexism of scared indifference—I guess that’s my own lame version of ‘the subtle racism of lowered expectations.’"

A.V. Club Review
"[T]he grace that stand-up comedian and former Upright Citizens Brigade performer Julie Klausner manages to dredge up within herself shows that while time may not heal all lovers’ wounds, a razor-sharp sense of humor will scrape off their former poignancy."

New York Magazine: 21 Questions
In which I answer the standard questionaire and inadvertantly seduce Pat Kiernan in the process. See also my Grub Street New York Diet, in which I disclose how much Easter candy I eat in a given week

Largehearted Boy
My LHB Playlist featuring “bands I *DO* care about” has a heaping helping of Carly and Carole.

BlackBook Interview
The more we hook up, the more people will write articles about hook-up culture. I don’t want to read those anymore!

February Indie Next List
"This book is that throw your head back and laugh maniacally kind of funny, and it will leave you full of perspective, compassion, and charmed disgust."

MORE PRESS:

Marie Claire: New Dating Rules
The Frisky InterviewSlate Article on “The New Backlash Against Casual Sex”
The Austin Chronicle Interview
Bookslut Review
Comedy Central Insider Interview
The Rumpus Interview
The Awl Publishes an Excerpt
The Awl: On “Mansplaining”
Lemondrop Interview
Buzzfeed Mention
Greenpoint Gazette Write-Up on WORD Reading
Time Out New York Review

Jan 30, 10