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Things I Can’t Explain: A Clarissa Novel by Mitchell Kriegman

November 10, 2015

clarissaEverybody’s favorite 90’s kid, Clarissa Darling, returns in Things I Can’t Explain by the creator of Clarissa Explains It All, Mitchell Kriegman.

At fourteen Clarissa had all the answers. At twenty-two she had it all figured out with a dream job and a perfect apartment. But now in her late twenties, Clarissa realizes that life might just be a bit more complicated than she first expected. Now in the midst of a mid-twenties crisis, Clarissa is struggling with a number of things she can’t explain: an ex-boyfriend turned stalker, her parents’ divorce, a micro relationship with the cute coffee guy, java addiction, and then there’s Sam. Where’s Sam anyway? Things I Can’t Explain picks up where Clarissa Explains It All left off, giving readers a perfect dose of 90’s nostalgia and a chance to see Clarissa in a whole new light.

Mitchell Kriegman is also the author of Being Audrey Hepburn, the story of a Jersey girl with New York dreams. Keep up with him on his website, Twitter, and Facebook. And check out the exclusive interview with Perez Hilton!

Test your trivia skills and celebrate the book’s release at the Clarissa Explains It All Book Party and Trivia Night on Friday November 13th, 7pm at Videology Bar & Cinema in Brooklyn. And join Mitchell for a reading and signing on November 17th, 7pm at Chaucer’s Books in Santa Barbara.

Praise for Things I Can’t Explain:

“With plenty of references to satisfy fans of the show, Kriegman’s novel will also appeal to readers seeking a fun, breezy read with a lovable leading lady.” ―Booklist

Things I Can’t Explain is a fresh, readable, witty romp through her new life in New York that’s full of surprises and never gets routine. Reading it was like catching up with an old friend or rediscovering your favorite comfort food from childhood. There are a lot of books set in Manhattan, but Clarissa’s special blend of Ohio innocence, lyrical cynicism and optimism, and spot-on observational humor was a joy to read and full of surprises.” ―Caren Lissner, author of CARRIE PILBY

“Time to break out your loudest clothing, because Clarissa Darling is back. In a book, not a TV show. But still. Way cool.” ―The Mary Sue

“Being a twenty something aspiring journalist with boy problems, roommate problems, money problems and parent problems sure is hard. But thankfully for all the Hannah Horvaths of the world, Clarissa Darling is coming back.” ―New York Observer

“We’re freaking out about the Clarissa Explains It All sequel.” ―Hello Giggles

“This is the Clarissa Darling I would have imagined in her 20s.” – Jamie Canaves,

Things I Can’t Explain can be found at Amazon, Barnes & Noble and your local indie bookstore.


Praise for Being Audrey Hepburn by Mitchell Kriegman

“Best of all, Kriegman’s women…feel real and full of unexpected dimensions.” ―Santa Barbara Independent on Being Audrey Hepburn

“A fun, girly read [with] depth and intensity…Highly recommend.” ―I’d So Rather Be on Being Audrey Hepburn

“First-time novelist Kriegman (creator of Clarissa Explains It All) hits all the right notes for breezy escapist fiction.” ―Publishers Weekly on Being Audrey Hepburn

“This is a fun romp: witty writing, passion and fashion, and oodles of Audrey. A perfect cure for the mean reds.” ―Booklist on Being Audrey Hepburn

Being Audrey Hepburn can be found at Amazon, Barnes & Noble and your local indie bookstore.

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