From observation it seems like you're either a lover or a hater of Lena Dunham and her show Girls, and rarely anything in-between. Me? I'm a hands down lover, always have been, but after reading her autobiography, Not That Kind of Girl, I feel love on another level - more like admiration.
She's not a whole lot older than me - only by 5 years - but she's been through everything I've been and am still going through and I spent a great deal of the read nodding in agreement to what she was writing. The content is very much as the tagline suggests; "A Young Woman Tells You What She's Learned", filled with stories of her youth that are both very relevant but also unique to every woman's experience.
She writes about literally everything that a young girl has to deal with in western twenty-first century living; family, friends, career, sexuality & relationships. She leaves nothing to the imagination, except for the cause of a fight between her and her mother which I'm still interested to know about.
I found this book comforting to read as a young woman who's still working out where I belong and want to belong in the world. If you're a fan of Lena's work I highly recommend reading this book. It's full of her quirk and you can match varying segments to scenes from Girls which is roughly based on Lena's own life. A fair warning that it's not for the faint-hearted; beware of some kind of explicit stories (my boss - unbeknownst to this - suggested I add it to the reading list for his wife's work reading festival. She's the librarian at a primary school).
This was one of those books that got me reading every chance I got and when I came to the end, it felt like I'd just finished a really good TV series and didn't know what to do with myself afterwards.
Seriously, read this book.
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