By Lena Dunham
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For readers of Nora Ephron, Tina Fey, and David Sedaris, this hilarious, clever, and fiercely candid number of own essays establishes Lena Dunham--the acclaimed author, manufacturer, and celebrity of HBO's Girls--as essentially the most unique younger skills writing today.
In Not that sort of Girl, Dunham illuminates the reports which are a part of making one's means on the planet: falling in love, feeling by myself, being ten kilos obese regardless of consuming basically health and wellbeing meals, having to turn out your self in a room jam-packed with males two times your age, discovering real love, and such a lot of all, having the center to think that your tale is person who merits to be told.
"Take My Virginity (No relatively, Take It)" is the account of Dunham's first time, and the way her expectancies of intercourse didn't particularly dwell as much as the particular occasion ("No floodgate have been opened, no vault of precise womanhood unlocked"); "Girls & Jerks" explores her former appeal to less-than-nice guys--guys who had perfected the "dynamic of disrespect" she came upon so fascinating; "Is This Even Real?" is a meditation on her lifelong obsession with loss of life and dying--what she calls her "genetically predestined morbidity." And in "I Didn't F*** Them, yet They Yelled at Me," she imagines the tell-all she's going to write whilst she is 80 and previous worrying, in a position to replicate truthfully at the sexism and condescension she has encountered in Hollywood, the place girls are "treated just like the paper thingies that safeguard glasses in resort bathrooms--necessary yet infinitely disposable."
Exuberant, relocating, and keenly saw, Not that sort of Girl is a sequence of dispatches from the frontlines of the fight that's growing to be up. "I'm already predicting my destiny disgrace at pondering I had whatever to supply you," Dunham writes. "But if i will be able to take what I've discovered and make one menial activity more straightforward for you, or hinder you from having the type of intercourse the place you're feeling you need to retain your footwear on for those who are looking to run away through the act, then each misstep of mine may have been worthwhile."
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"The proficient Ms. Dunham not just writes with observant precision, but additionally brings a degree of viewpoint, nostalgia and an older person's type of knowledge to her portrait of her (not all that a lot) more youthful self and her international. . . . through easily telling her personal tale in all its specificity and occasionally embarrassing aspect, she has written a ebook that's as acute and heartfelt because it is funny."--Michiko Kakutani, The long island Times
"Dunham has crafted hot, clever writing that's either deeply own and fascinating. . . . [Hers] isn't just a voice who merits to be heard but in addition person who will encourage different vital voices to inform their tales too."--Roxane homosexual, Time
"A stunning, touching, unusually sentimental portrait of a girl who, regardless of many times baring her physique and soul to audiences, continues to be slightly an enigma: a tender girl who units the time table, defies type and turns out totally at domestic in her personal skin."--Chicago Tribune
"A lot people worry we don't degree up beautywise and that we undergo an excessive amount of crummy therapy from males. On those issues, Dunham is humorous, clever, and, certain, brave."--Elle
From the Hardcover edition.