I finally gave into the hype and bought Lena Dunham's HUGELY talked about debut book. Having never seen Girls (I know what is wrong with me?!) I wasn't that aware of Lena and all that she encompassed so I wasn't too sure what to expect. 'A young woman tells you what she's learned' is written on the front cover whilst reviews tell us all about her honest, witty and quite frankly, frank approach to her life growing up.
This book is Lena laid bare and I am in awe of her for that. Growing up as a woman is an incredibly sensitive, tentative and crazy time, imagine sharing you entire existence to date with the world...I know I couldn't! Of course it is littered with hilarity and I now cannot wait to watch Girls.
Heralded as THE book for the 20th century girl, Not That Kind of Girl takes our love of reality TV into the written form. Like me you may not find huge similarities between your life and Lena's, she’s led a pretty interesting life so far, but I don’t think that is what the book is about. You’re not supposed to think ‘omg that is so me’ you’re supposed to realise that you should never be ashamed of who you are and the experiences that you have had. As a feminist it is not surprising that Lena is trying to empower us and encourage us to be strong; no matter what you stand for and believe in. For that reason I agree that this is THE book for the 20th century girl.
Have you read this book? Are you a fan of Girls?