Author: Saleta A. I.
'Not That Kind of Girl: A Young Woman Tells You What She's Learned' is the first book written by Lena Dunham, creator and principal actress of HBO's series 'Girls' which was published recently. I can't wait to read it! We can go into detail about her life experiences that she describes without shyness in her book. Dunham writes "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 50 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 frontlines of that struggle."
I enjoy watching Girls a lot, sometimes the plot focuses too much on bourgeois problems or makes it seem like girls only need a man in their life, but mostly I love its tragicomic style, how the characters make bad decisions and mistakes and how they describe their frustrations. So I hope to have a fun time reading Lena's book too!