It won’t hit shelves until this fall, but Lena Dunham‘s giving fans a taste of her upcoming book “Not That Kind of Girl.”
The “Girls” creator and star took to Twitter on Monday (Feb. 10) with a short tweet: “It’s official. Coming 10/7/15.” Attached to the tweet was a link to an Instagram photo of the book jacket, an all-text cover that brings to mind Jacqueline Susann’s ’60s novel, “Valley of the Dolls.”
On the Amazon pre-order page, Dunham describes the book herself. Brace yourself, it’s a lot:
“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.”
Will you be pre-ordering “Not That Kind of Girl”?