Lena Dunham’s New Book: What We Can Expect

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  • Lena's book, Not That Kind Of Girl: A Young Woman Tells You What She's 'Learned', will be out in September.

    Lena Dunham has been spilling more details on what we can expect from her new book, Not That Kind of Girl: A Young Woman Tells You What She’s ‘Learned’. She doesn’t want you to have sex with your trainers on, for starters.

    We have to wait until the end of September to get our hands on a copy of her musings, but the Girls writer did give us some insight into what her book is all about at the American Book Expo this weekend.

    The talented young director, actress, and writer shares her experiences as a twenty-something through a series of memoirs, which she explained as ‘personal stories and cultural criticism, but my father pointed out to me that there is no cultural criticism except for saying that I’m not that into Mad Men. (I’m just not caught up).’

    With her book, the young comedienne aims to help women get through that difficult middle stage after uni by reflecting on the choices – and mistakes – she’s made.

    ‘If I can take what I’ve learned to make one menial job easier for you, prevent you from having the kind of sex where you feel you have to keep your sneakers on in case you want to run away during the act, then every misstep of mine has been worthwhile.’

    She also revealed that inspiration for her comedic tome came from a self-help book she read in college, called Having It All: Love, Success, Sex, Money, Even If You’re Starting With Nothing, by Helen Gurley Brown.

    From relationship drama to friend woes, Dunham’s HBO comedy series Girls pretty accurately depicts the rollercoaster ride of emotions and mishaps that is the life of a girl in her mid-twenties. So, we look forward to reading Lena’s take on how to tackle the ups and downs of twenty-something life.

    Not That Kind of Girl is already on our wish lists.

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