Sunday Supplement: Not That Kind Of Girl


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?

10 comments

  1. I've heard so much about this book but am still yet to pick it up, your review has definitely convinced me to go out and buy it (right now!!) :) Great review, plus it's good to hear that I'm not the only one who hasn't watched Girls!

    Elle
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  2. I too am guilty of not watching Girls lol :P I'm curious to know more now X

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  3. looks good to read :)

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  4. I'm about to buy this book x

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  5. I so want to read this book! Hopefully my library has it!
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  6. This sounds great! Needed a new book :)

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  7. The book sounds promising! I've seen loads of people say that they're reading it, but never actually explain what it's about! Sounds like a light-hearted and witty book though, may just have to order myself a copy :)

    Hannah x | hannatalks

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  8. I've heard a lot about this book. Maybe i'll give it a go next...

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  9. I saw this book in the bookshop the other day and I was like you; not too sure what to expect from it. I end up buying another one but now I feel like going back and give it a go!

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