Lena Dunham is making headlines as she promotes her critically acclaimed book, ‘Not that Kind of Girl.’ Her book party and book store signings in London were as unique as the ‘Girls’ star herself is unique. Check out the photos and find out what all the buzz is about.
Lena Dunham, known principally as the creator and star of HBO’s hit series ‘Girls’ also has a rare accomplishment in the publication, at age 28, of a memoir, in the form of a collection of personal essays, Not That Kind of Girl: A Young Woman Tells You What She’s “Learned.” The subtitle alone, with its witty quotation marks around “learned” is a gem in and of itself in an era in which way too many celebrities come out with ghostwritten books that aim to instruct us and enlighten us, often with no irony whatsoever.
On the other hand Dunhan has got a book that she has written herself, that has received praise from some of the toughest critics around, not least, Michiko Kakutani of the New York Times who said of it, “By simply telling her own story in all its specificity and sometimes embarrassing detail, she has written a book that’s as acute and heartfelt as it is funny.”
And so it is that Lena Dunham hits the town — London in this case — in her own style and in her own way. After speaking so unsparingly of her battles with anxiety and obsessive compulsive disorder and an eating disorder that, at one point, landed her in the hospital, she hits the red carpet of her own book signing and causes a stir.
The book has been out and she has made the interview rounds, telling People, for instance, in an interview of the anxiety that is still with her. “When I got out of college I thought, ‘What am I gonna do? No one’s gonna hire me, I’m a fat girl.”
Of course now the rest is history, but that’s the point. She is a trail blazer. She did not conform to the “norm.” And, refreshingly she still does not conform, thus giving hope to women of all sizes and ambitions in a world that cruelly still tries to stamp out such hopes.
You can see Lena Dunham in London in the pictures below!
Photos: Lena Dunham
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