She’s in the midst of season two production of her hit HBO series Girls, but Lena Dunham isn’t resting on her television success. A writer at heart, the 26-year-old is shopping a book of essays and is looking for about $1 million, according to Slate, who got hold of the detailed proposal and sample chapters.
Her collection of essays would revolve around honest discussions about sex, relationships, eating disorders, obsessing about death, among other things. However, the book won’t just be a straight-up collection of essays; it’ll be framed as an advice book with the working title Not That Kind of Girl: Advice by Lena Dunham. Slate explains it below:
In the intro, Dunham is self-deprecating about the idea that she has any wisdom to share, but says that if the book can help anyone avoid some of the mistakes she’s made it will be worth it. She cites Helen Gurley Brown’s Having It All as a kind of inspiration, even though she thinks much of what Brown specifically advised is totally nuts.
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