Flavorwire Exclusive: Read an Excerpt From ‘Things I Can’t Explain: A Clarissa Novel’ by Mitchell Kriegman
Nickelodeon classic Clarissa Explains It All aired its last episode in 1994, but the series has never really disappeared from our pop culture landscape. Clarissa Darling is a character so vivid and dynamic that she remains a popular figure over 20 years after the show ended. Show creator Mitchell Kriegman must understand this; he wrote a follow-up novel, Things I Can’t Explain (out today), that picks up the story of Clarissa’s life as a confused but eager 20-something dealing with unemployment, a frustrating love life, her parents’ separation, and more. In this exclusive excerpt from the novel, Clarissa — still an aspiring journalist — interviews for a writing position at a website, in a scene that will bring back memories of all your most nerve-racking job interviews.