Comedian and author Julie Klausner announced today via Twitter that her second book, a young adult novel about an all-girls arts camp called Art Girls Are Easy, is coming out May 7th. Klausner, who writes for Billy on the Street, hosts the podcast How Was Your Week? and authored the 2010 memoir I Don’t Care About Your Band, also mentioned that an excerpt of the book would be available on Rookie later today. Amy Poehler blurbed Art Girls Are Easy, writing, “Read everything Julie Klausner writes and listen to everything Julie Klausner says. She is hilarious, wise and smarter than you. She has a way of writing that makes you feel included. She is sharp and warm at the same time. I adore her.” If that’s not the best book endorsement ever, I don’t know what is.
Hit the jump to check out the official book description:
Forget everything you think you know about summer camp, and step into the exclusive world of Silver Springs Fine & Performing Arts Camp for Girls. These young women have big aspirations: Broadway. SoHo Galleries. Julliard. They’ve got more to do with their precious time than worry about hanging your panties on the flagpole, and their idea of “roughing it” is setting the AC in their cabins to “low.”Fifteen-year-old Indigo Hamlisch is a teenage art prodigy looking forward to her last summer at Silver Springs. But her model/actress BFF, Lucy Serrano, is a CIT this year, and that means everything’s different. Lucy can hang out with the counselors now-including Indigo’s crush, paint-splattered art instructor Marc Estep. But it’s not like anything is going to happen between them. Lucy would never do that to her best friend… right? Bright, bold, and seriously funny, Art Girls Are Easy is a scathing comedy of errors filtered through the eyes of Indigo: a girl who’s been there, done that, and looking for a little inspiration.