Lena Dunham unveils new book cover for 'Not that Kind of Girl'

The actress' first book, "Not that Kind of Girl," hits shelved October 7.
Posted By Veronica Linares  |  Feb. 10, 2014 at 2:01 PM
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NEW YORK, Feb. 10 (UPI) -- Actress/director Lena Dunham unveiled the cover art and release date for her upcoming book, Not that Kind of Girl, in an Instagram post on Monday.

The book, which is set to make its official debut on October 7, is a compilation of stories from Dunham's 27 years on earth.

According to Entertainment Weekly, the Girls creator and star received $3.5 million from Random House for the right to publish the book. You can read Dunham's description of her essay below.

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.

[Entertainment Weekly]

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