Badkittyuno’s #CBR5 Review #71: I Don’t Care About Your Band: Lessons Learned from Indie Rockers, Trust Funders, Pornographers, Felons, Faux-Sensitive Hipsters, and Other Guys I’ve Dated by Julie Klausner


“…because my vagina is stupid.”

I like to read funny books by funny women. Ever since I picked up The Idiot Girl’s Action Adventure Club by Laurie Notaro at a used bookstore in approximately 2002, I’ve sought out essays and memoirs by funny ladies, whether I’ve heard of them or not. My sister does the same, so we do a lot of swapping. As a result, I’ve read some funny shit by people I’ve never heard of (Annie Choi) or previously had no interest in (Kathy Griffin). I’ve also discovered that not every funny lady is my kind of funny, as was the case with Julie Klausner’s I Don’t Care About Your Band.
I think the problem for me is that I’m not Klausner’s target audience. She’s writing to twenty year old fuck ups, or girls that have dated endless loser guys, or teenagers who can’t wait to dive into the dating scene. I got married at nineteen and currently have two kids and a ten year old relationship with a responsible, stable man. Not a lot of overlap. Klausner doles out advice on what kind of guys to avoid, though she doesn’t seem to regret her own mistakes. And I say good for her! Enjoy your experiences. Unfortunately, these were not experiences that I had (or even close), and I just couldn’t relate.
Some of the chapters were funny, but mostly those that dealt more with her childhood than adult dating life. I have a feeling if I was someone who enjoyed Sex and the City more, I might have enjoyed this book more.

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