Not That Kind of Girl: A Young Woman Tells You What She's "Learned" by Lena Dunham

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Read Not That Kind of Girl: A Young Woman Tells You What She's "Learned" Online Free - From the acclaimed creator, producer, and star of HBO's Girls comes a hilarious, wise, and fiercely candid collection of personal essays that establishes Lena Dunham as one of the most original young talents writing today.

In Not that Kind of Girl, Dunham illuminates the experiences that are part of making one's way in the world: falling in love, feeling alone, being ten pounds overweight despite eating only health food, having to prove yourself in a room full of men twice your age, finding true love, and, most of all, having the guts to believe that your story is one that deserves to be told.

Exuberant, moving, and keenly observed, Not that Kind of Girl is a series of dispatches from the frontlines of the struggle that is growing up. "I'm already predicting my future shame at thinking I had anything to offer you," Dunham writes. "But if I can take what I've learned and make one menial job easier for you, or prevent you from having the kind of sex where you feel you must keep your sneakers on in case you want to run away during the act, then every misstep of mine will have been worthwhile."

Title : Not That Kind of Girl: A Young Woman Tells You What She's "Learned"
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ISBN : 081299499X
Edition Language : English
Format Type : Hardcover
Number of Pages : 265 pages


Crystal rated it ★☆☆☆☆

July 20, 2016

Why do we care? Actual wisdom: none. Humor: meh. Self-involved girl writing about her self-created problems. Got to where she is via luck and privilege. Girl bye.

Jill rated it ★★★☆☆

September 07, 2016

For someone who has branded herself as “not that kind of girl” by titling her first book Not That Kind of Girl, Lena Dunham is still a very specific kind of girl with a very specific kind of (girl) fan, just not that kind. Lena Dunham is the kind of girl who can write a sentence that makes you gu...

Katie rated it ★☆☆☆☆

October 10, 2014

So the good news is, Lena Dunham is wrong. She's not the voice of a generation, as her thinly disguised version of herself on her TV show once stated. Nope, she's just the voice of over-indulged narcissists who have been so praised for every shit they've ever taken in life that they no longer sme...

Deborah rated it ★☆☆☆☆

February 08, 2015

If you read the comments on negative reviews here on Goodreads, these are some recurring themes you'll run into: "You didn't read this whole entire book, so you're not allowed to rate or review it." "Some reviewers are obviously just looking for an excuse to trash books." "If you don't like a book,...

Diane rated it ★☆☆☆☆

November 19, 2015

This book reminded me of that scene in an action movie when an older man performs a stunt, and then he mutters to himself, "I'm getting too old for this sh*t." I am, indeed, too old to have any patience for this kind of sh*tty, self-indulgent writing. I had wanted to like this book. I like the idea...

Callie rated it ★☆☆☆☆

November 22, 2014

"There is nothing gutsier to me than a person announcing that their story is one that deserves to be told," Really, cause I think that there's nothing more narcissistic when you are under 30 and are best known for being naked, a lot. Seriously, unless you are Anne Frank you have no business writi...

Zoë rated it ★★☆☆☆

November 05, 2017

I've watched Girls and I've heard good things about this book, so I decided to listen to the audio book version. Throughout this, I didn't feel very connected to her, which is uncommon for me while reading a person's autobiography. I also didn't feel like I personally got anything out of this boo...

Claire rated it ★★☆☆☆

November 05, 2014

Yeesh. Snooze. Snooooooooze. Things I like better than this book: 1. The critically acclaimed TV show Girls 2. Interviews with Lena Dunham 3. The illegally-released proposal for this book 4. The cover of this book 5. Toledo. The typeface.

Barry rated it ★★★★☆

December 29, 2014

This is a hella biased review because I'll be the first to admit that I think Lena Dunham is the actual genuine second coming of Christ so just discount everything I say because it's wrong. I really, really liked this. Dunham's humour and my humour are practically the same so this entire book was...

Jessica rated it ★☆☆☆☆

November 09, 2014

Go find the brattiest, most privileged, self-involved, neurotic girlfriend you have - you know, the one you keep around because every once and a while, she's entertaining and because her parents have a great mountain house or drug supply or whatever it is that tickles your fancy - and ask her to...

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