Not That Kind Of Girl

Not That Kind Of Girl

A Young Woman Tells You What She's "Learned"

Downloadable Audiobook - 2014
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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. "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. This book contains stories about wonderful nights with terrible boys and terrible days with wonderful friends, about ambition and the two existential crises I had before the age of twenty. About fashion and its many discontents. About publicly sharing your body, having to prove yourself in a meeting full of fifty-year-old men, and the health fears (tinnitus, lamp dust, infertility) that keep me up at night. I'm already predicting my future shame at thinking I had anything to offer you with this book, but also my future glory in having stopped you from trying an expensive juice cleanse or having the kind of sexual encounter where you keep your sneakers on. No, I am not a sexpert, a psychologist, or a registered dietician. I am not a married mother of three or the owner of a successful hosiery franchise. But I am a girl with a keen interest in self-actualization, sending hopeful dispatches from the front lines of that struggle."
Publisher: [S.l.]: Random House, 2014
ISBN: 9780804127349
Characteristics: 1online resource (1 sound file (06hr., 11min., 07sec.)) : digital
Additional Contributors: Dunham, Lena
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helenab
Dec 02, 2016

profane and selfindulgent

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elliecraft
Nov 12, 2015

Disappointing collection of stories...I found it impossible to get through the lengthy book.

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kdegannes
Jun 03, 2015

I like how her mind works. Liked this a lot. She bounces between different times in her life, which I see could be a bit confusing for some. Her essays are very amusing. If you like her show Girls, you will enjoy this too.

4 out of 5 stars :)

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COURIER3
Feb 23, 2015

VERY DULL AND BORING BIO OF LENA DUNHAM. LISTENED TO TWO C.D'S AND IT DID NOT GET ANY BETTER WISH I COULD REMEMBER THE AWARD SHE RECEIVED ON NATIONAL T.V. MAY HAVE BEEN FOR WRITING "GIRLS" WHICH I DON'T SUBSCRIBE TO PREMIUM CHANNELS. NO WAY WAS I GOING TO LISTEN TO 5 DISC'S OF THIS FLUFF.

whimsy47 Jan 19, 2015

In this very disjointed book Lena skips back and forth among childhood, teen years, college and adulthood, sometimes barely taking a breath before switching gears. I cannot say that I enjoyed it,

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Jun 03, 2015

kdegannes thinks this title is suitable for 18 years and over

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