Not That Kind Of Girl: A Young Woman Tells You What She's Learned

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Not That Kind Of Girl: A Young Woman Tells You What She's Learned

by Lena Dunham

Doubleday Canada | September 30, 2014 | Hardcover |

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From the acclaimed creator, producer and star of HBO''s Girls comes a hilarious, wise (and extremely frank) series of dispatches from the frontlines of that epic struggle known as "growing up," confirming Lena Dunham as one of the brightest and most original writers working today.
     "There is nothing gutsier to me than a person announcing that their story is one that deserves to be told," writes Lena Dunham, and it certainly takes guts to share the stories that make up her first book, Not That Kind of Girl. These are stories about getting your butt touched by your boss, about friendship and dieting (kind of) and having two existential crises before the age of 20. Stories about travel, both successful and less so, and about having the kind of sex where you feel like keeping your sneakers on in case you have to run away during the act. Stories about proving yourself to a room of 50-year-old men in Hollywood and showing up to "an outlandishly high-fashion event with the crustiest red nose you ever saw." Fearless, smart, and as heartbreakingly honest as ever, Not That Kind of Girl establishes Lena Dunham as more than a hugely talented director, actress and producer--it announces her as a fresh and vibrant new literary voice.

Format: Hardcover

Dimensions: 256 Pages, 7.09 × 9.06 × 0.79 in

Published: September 30, 2014

Publisher: Doubleday Canada

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0385680678

ISBN - 13: 9780385680677

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Not That Kind Of Girl: A Young Woman Tells You What She's Learned

Not That Kind Of Girl: A Young Woman Tells You What She's Learned

by Lena Dunham

Format: Hardcover

Dimensions: 256 Pages, 7.09 × 9.06 × 0.79 in

Published: September 30, 2014

Publisher: Doubleday Canada

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0385680678

ISBN - 13: 9780385680677

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From the acclaimed creator, producer and star of HBO''s Girls comes a hilarious, wise (and extremely frank) series of dispatches from the frontlines of that epic struggle known as "growing up," confirming Lena Dunham as one of the brightest and most original writers working today.
     "There is nothing gutsier to me than a person announcing that their story is one that deserves to be told," writes Lena Dunham, and it certainly takes guts to share the stories that make up her first book, Not That Kind of Girl. These are stories about getting your butt touched by your boss, about friendship and dieting (kind of) and having two existential crises before the age of 20. Stories about travel, both successful and less so, and about having the kind of sex where you feel like keeping your sneakers on in case you have to run away during the act. Stories about proving yourself to a room of 50-year-old men in Hollywood and showing up to "an outlandishly high-fashion event with the crustiest red nose you ever saw." Fearless, smart, and as heartbreakingly honest as ever, Not That Kind of Girl establishes Lena Dunham as more than a hugely talented director, actress and producer--it announces her as a fresh and vibrant new literary voice.

About the Author

LENA DUNHAM is the creator and star of the critically-acclaimed HBO series Girls, for which she also serves as executive producer, writer and director. She has been nominated for 8 Emmy awards and has won 2 Golden Globes, including Best Actress, for her work on Girls. Lena has also written and directed two feature length films (including 2011''s Tiny Furniture), created two web series, and is a frequent contributor to the The New Yorker. Lena graduated from Oberlin College in 2008.

Editorial Reviews

“Dunham’s writing is just as smart, honest, sophisticated, dangerous, luminous, and charming as her work on Girls . Its essential quality is a kind of joyful super-awareness: of herself, the world, the human. Reading her makes you glad to be in the world, and glad that she’s in it with you.” —George Saunders   “It’s not Lena Dunham’s candor that makes me gasp. Rather it’s her writing — which is full of surprises where you least expect them. A fine, subversive book.” —David Sedaris   “Very few women have become famous for being who they actually are, nuanced and imperfect. When honesty happens, it’s usually couched in self-ridicule or self-help. Dunham doesn''t apologize like that — she simply tells her story as if it might be interesting. The result is shocking and radical because it is utterly familiar. Not That Kind of Girl is hilarious, artful and staggeringly intimate; I read it shivering with recognition.” —Miranda July PRAISE FOR LENA DUNHAM:   "[ Girls is] like nothing else on TV... a bold defense (and a searing critique) of the so-called Millennial Generation by a person still in her twenties." —Emily Nussbaum, New York Magazine   "Irreverent, funny, and hard edged." —Alessandra Stanley, The New York Times   "Utterly singular . . . [Dunham] writes twisty, off-kilter dialogue, with punch lines that cut deep; she spares herself false
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