Tuesday, April 26, 2011

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

A friend of mine lent me this book, unsolicited. I think he was trying to tell me something. Maybe I should explain by using the book's 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.

Some of Klausner's stories are pretty funny, and some of her points are pretty feminist. On that second point, it's weird that she's ... so down on women. She says female friends are of limited use because inevitably having them leads to drama, competition and hating each other. I have found this to be the case a couple of times in my life, max. Maybe her perspective comes from life in the entertainment industry, but if it does, she shouldn't generalize. I guess I should be happy that I've had many, many great female friends in my life and leave it at that.

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