By Lena Dunham
#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • contains new essays!
NAMED one of many TEN top BOOKS OF THE 12 months by way of MICHIKO KAKUTANI, THE ny occasions • NAMED the most effective BOOKS OF THE 12 months through BUZZFEED, THE GLOBE AND MAIL, AND LIBRARY JOURNAL
For readers of Nora Ephron, Tina Fey, and David Sedaris, this hilarious, clever, and fiercely candid choice of own essays establishes Lena Dunham—the acclaimed writer, manufacturer, and superstar of HBO’s Girls—as the most unique younger skills writing today.
In Not that sort of Girl, Dunham illuminates the studies which are a part of making one’s approach on the planet: falling in love, feeling by myself, being ten kilos obese regardless of consuming in basic terms healthiness nutrition, having to turn out your self in a room filled with males two times your age, discovering real love, and so much of all, having the heart to think that your tale is one who merits to be told.
“Take My Virginity (No rather, Take It)” is the account of Dunham’s first time, and the way her expectancies of intercourse didn’t particularly stay as much as the particular occasion (“No floodgate have been opened, no vault of precise womanhood unlocked”); “Girls & Jerks” explores her former charm 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 demise 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 previous worrying, in a position to replicate truthfully at the sexism and condescension she has encountered in Hollywood, the place ladies are “treated just like the paper thingies that safeguard glasses in inn 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 something to provide you,” Dunham writes. “But if i will be able to 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're feeling you need to maintain your shoes on should you are looking to run away in the course of the act, then each misstep of mine may have been worthwhile.”
Praise for Not that sort of Girl
“The proficient Ms. Dunham not just writes with observant precision, but additionally brings a degree of point of view, nostalgia and an older person’s type of knowledge to her portrait of her (not all that a lot) more youthful self and her global. . . . As acute and heartfelt because it is funny.”—Michiko Kakutani, The big apple Times
“It’s no longer Lena Dunham’s candor that makes me gasp. particularly, it’s her writing—which is stuffed with surprises the place you least anticipate them. a superb, subversive book.”—David Sedaris
“This e-book could be required analyzing for an individual who thinks they comprehend the event of being a tender girl in our tradition. i assumed I knew the writer very well, and that i came across many (not altogether welcome) surprises.”—Carroll Dunham
“Witty, illuminating, maddening, bracingly bleak . . . [Dunham] is a real artist, and a disturber of the order.”—The Atlantic