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Not That Kind of Girl: A young woman tells you what she's "learned" - Lena Dunham
Not That Kind of Girl: A young woman tells you what she's "learned"
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"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... show more
"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."
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Format: ebook
ISBN: 9780812995008 (0812995007)
Pages no: 288
Edition language: English
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Mirkat Always Reading
Mirkat Always Reading rated it
3.0 The Kind of Girl Who Has a Filter?
Not That Kind of Girl is a collection of essays, and they are definitely not of equal quality. I enjoyed them for the most part, but I did feel there was filler in the mix. Do we really need an entire food diary? Maybe instead include a few representative samples and then discuss what was going o...
teaandbooks
teaandbooks rated it
1.0 Ugh. Nope.
I haven't seen 'Girls,' and know next to nothing about Lena Dunham. I had heard about her a bit and saw she had a book coming out. It wasn't on my "to read" list since I had no interest in her work. But when I read about some of the allegations surrounding what she wrote about her sister, I wanted t...
morganlink
morganlink rated it
5.0 Not That Kind of Girl by Lena Dunham
I found this book not knowing what to expect because I did not know anything about Lena Dunham. I had heard about this book a lot and it interested me, so I bought it and started to read it. To my surprise, it has become one of my favorite books up to date. Dunham writes about her experiences of gro...
Read the Way
Read the Way rated it
4.0 Not That Kind of Girl by Lena Dunham
I love Lena Dunham. I am a massive fan of Girls and think she is amazing. I was so excited to read this book that I bought it the day it came out (very unusual for me, I do not pay $20 for one book EVER), but I just had to have it. This book is divided into sections, then each is subdivided into "...
Lydia's Page
Lydia's Page rated it
1.0
I read this book several weeks ago and I've been struggling with how to frame my response to it. Obviously, the one-star rating does a lot of my talking for me. I do want to nod to the widely accepted belief that celebrity memoirs are typically subpar. Including Dunham's, I've now read three celebri...
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