Not That Kind of Girl
A Young Woman Tells You What She's "Learned"
"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.
"Funny and incisive." --The Boston Globe
"An uncompromising storyteller, one who isn't afraid to get real even if that makes other people uncomfortable. . . . The best books are the ones that feel like friends. Not That Kind of Girl is that kind of book." --Winnipeg Free Press