We love Lena Dunham for her candid take on life in your twenties. The indie movie Tiny Furniture and then the T.V. show Girls showed the unglamorous, unapologetic and more realistic version of life out of college (more so than say, Sex and the City).
And now Lena has a book coming out Sept. 30 called, Not that Kind of Girl: A Young Woman Tells You What She’s “Learned.” The book is a collection of personal essays, that I can’t wait to read. Dunham says on her website: “If I can take what I’ve learned in this life and make one treacherous relationship or degrading job easier for you, perhaps even prevent you from becoming temporarily vegan, then every misstep of mine will have been worthwhile.”
Leading up to the book, Dunham released a 12-part advice series on YouTube, called #AskLena. Dunham plays advice columnist with, often hilarious, but also helpful, tidbits on how to deal with jealousy, relationships and death, among other things. I particularly liked her segment on feeling insecurity as a writer. She says:
“By sharing your own stories, you’re essentially performing a kind of activism that’s very important, especially as a woman right now in America. By sharing things that are close to you, you will connect to other people who feel alone in the world.”