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The Resource Not that kind of girl : a young woman tells you what she's "learned", Lena Dunham

Not that kind of girl : a young woman tells you what she's "learned", Lena Dunham

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Not that kind of girl : a young woman tells you what she's "learned"
Title
Not that kind of girl
Title remainder
a young woman tells you what she's "learned"
Statement of responsibility
Lena Dunham
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
For readers of Nora Ephron, Tina Fey, and David Sedaris, this hilarious, poignant, and extremely frank collection of personal essays confirms Lena Dunham - the acclaimed creator, producer, and star of HBO's Girls - as one of the brightest and most original writers working today. "Not That Kind of Girl is hilarious, artful, and staggeringly intimate; I read it shivering with recognition." - Miranda July Lena Dunham is many, many things. Creator, actor, producer and writer of the award-winning cult television show Girls, but the first thing you have to know about Lena is that she's unafraid to say exactly what she thinks. She's also provocative, very funny, original, dead-pan, disturbing, neurotic, simultaneously deep and shallow, and often way, way out there. This book is a collection of her experiences, stories that have, as she describes them, "little baby morals": about dieting, about dressing, about friendship and existential crises. These are stories that most twenty something year old girls will be able to relate to: about the guys she's let sleep in her bed who didn't really want to fuck her, about getting her butt touched at an internship and having to prove herself in a meeting full of 50-year-old men. It's all about trying to work out what to wear, what to say and how to be, every single day. "And if I could take what I've learned and make one menial job easier for you, or prevent you from having the kind of sex where you feel you must keep your sneakers on in case you want to run away during the act, then every misstep of mine was worthwhile. I'm already predicting my future shame at thinking I had anything to offer you, but also my future glory in having stopped you from trying an expensive juice cleanse or thinking that it was your fault when some guy suddenly got weird and defensive talking about your cool interests and job. No, I am not a sexpert, a psychologist or a dietician. I am not a happily married woman or the owner of a successful support hosiery franchise. But I am a girl with a keen interest in having it all, sending hopeful dispatches from the frontlines of that struggle."
Biography type
autobiography
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1986-
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Dunham, Lena
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
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  • Dunham, Lena
  • Television producers and directors
  • Actresses
Target audience
adult
Label
Not that kind of girl : a young woman tells you what she's "learned", Lena Dunham
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Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Content category
  • still image
  • text
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
xvii, 265 pages
Isbn
9780732297916
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Media category
unmediated
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(Sirsi) a121967
Label
Not that kind of girl : a young woman tells you what she's "learned", Lena Dunham
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Content category
  • still image
  • text
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
xvii, 265 pages
Isbn
9780732297916
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Media category
unmediated
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(Sirsi) a121967

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