"Clarissa Explains It All" Will Return to Our Lives In Book Form

"Clarissa Explains It All" Will Return to Our Lives In Book Form

Get ready to feel like it's 1991 again! According to EW, Clarissa Explains It All is coming back into all of our lives very soon - this time in book form! Mitchell Kriegman, who created the early 90's Nickelodeon series which starred a pint-sized Melissa Joan Hart, is penning a book based on the fashion-forward, witty teen, titled Things I Can't Explain. Instead of picking up where the show left off in 1994 with Clarissa as a spunky 17-year-old, though, the book will revisit Clarissa's life when she's 23-year-old and working as a journalist. From the summary:

Acquired by Thomas Dunne Books editor and Macmillan Films head Brendan Deneen, the novel will follow 23-year-old Clarissa as she tries to carve out a career as a journalist and deals with the obstacles toward becoming a real adult: finding and keeping a job in a turbulent economy, the luxury of a first apartment without roommates, figuring out how to deal with parents all over again, and unexpected feelings for a really cute guy who — of course — has an on-and-off again girlfriend.

As EW points out, the plot sounds a lot like what would have been the spin-off Clarissa series, Clarissa Now, had CBS picked it up in 1995. Sadly, the show never made it to air, but a pilot for the series - featuring Clarissa as an intern for a NYC newspaper - did pop up online a few years ago

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[via EW]

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