Wednesday, January 7, 2015

Weekly Reads (Listens): Not That Kind of Girl

Anytime we have a free HBO weekend, I get caught up on Girls. So when I saw that Lena Dunham was coming out with a humorous memoir, Not That Kind of Girl: A Young Woman Tells You What She's "Learned", I was super excited to read (listen) to it. I waited for the audiobook version to come in at my library. There were tons of laugh outloud moments, but the more I heard her whine about her privileged upbringing, the more annoyed I became. I guess I thought that the premise for Girls was more fictional than based on her life, but now that I know that, I hope I can still enjoy it. Equal parts LOLZ to "I want to punch you in the face" moments. So take with that what you will I guess.

My rating: 3.5 stars

Summary from goodreads:

"There is nothing gutsier to me than a person announcing that their story is one that deserves to be told," writes Lena Dunham, and it certainly takes guts to share the stories that make up her first book, Not That Kind of Girl. These are stories about getting your butt touched by your boss, about friendship and dieting (kind of) and having two existential crises before the age of 20. Stories about travel, both successful and less so, and about having the kind of sex where you feel like keeping your sneakers on in case you have to run away during the act. Stories about proving yourself to a room of 50-year-old men in Hollywood and showing up to "an outlandishly high-fashion event with the crustiest red nose you ever saw." Fearless, smart, and as heartbreakingly honest as ever, Not That Kind of Girl establishes Lena Dunham as more than a hugely talented director, actress and producer-it announces her as a fresh and vibrant new literary voice. 

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