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 the most unique younger abilities writing today.
In Not that sort of Girl, Dunham illuminates the studies which are a part of making one's approach on the earth: falling in love, feeling by myself, being ten kilos obese regardless of consuming in basic terms well-being meals, having to end up your self in a room filled 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 particularly, Take It)" is the account of Dunham's first time, and the way her expectancies of intercourse didn't rather stay as much as the particular occasion ("No floodgate have been opened, no vault of precise womanhood unlocked"); "Girls & Jerks" explores her former allure to less-than-nice guys--guys who had perfected the "dynamic of disrespect" she came upon so interesting; "Is This Even Real?" is a meditation on her lifelong obsession with dying 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 is going to write whilst she is 80 and prior worrying, in a position to mirror truthfully at the sexism and condescension she has encountered in Hollywood, the place girls are "treated just like the paper thingies that shield glasses in lodge bathrooms--necessary yet infinitely disposable."
Exuberant, relocating, and keenly saw, Not that sort of Girl is a chain of dispatches from the frontlines of the fight that's starting to be up. "I'm already predicting my destiny disgrace at considering I had whatever to supply you," Dunham writes. "But if i will take what I've discovered and make one menial task more uncomplicated for you, or hinder you from having the type of intercourse the place you are feeling you need to hold your shoes on when you are looking to run away through the act, then each misstep of mine can have been worthwhile."
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"The talented Ms. Dunham not just writes with observant precision, but in addition brings a degree of point of view, nostalgia and an older person's kind of knowledge to her portrait of her (not all that a lot) more youthful self and her international. . . . via easily telling her personal tale in all its specificity and infrequently embarrassing aspect, she has written a publication that's as acute and heartfelt because it is funny."--Michiko Kakutani, The ny 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 one that will encourage different very important voices to inform their tales too."--Roxane homosexual, Time
"A stunning, touching, strangely sentimental portrait of a lady who, regardless of many times baring her physique and soul to audiences, is still a bit an enigma: a tender lady who units the schedule, defies category and turns out completely at domestic in her personal skin."--Chicago Tribune
"A lot folks worry we don't degree up beautywise and that we undergo an excessive amount of crummy remedy from males. On those issues, Dunham is humorous, clever, and, convinced, brave."--Elle
From the Hardcover edition.