NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER ac NAMED ONE OF THE TEN BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY MICHIKO KAKUTANI, THE NEW YORK TIMES NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY BUZZFEED, THE GLOBE AND MAIL, AND LIBRARY JOURNAL For readers of Nora Ephron, Tina Fey, and David Sedaris, this hilarious, wise, and fiercely candid collection of personal essays establishes Lena Dunhamathe acclaimed creator, producer, and star of HBOas Girlsaas one of the most original young talents writing today. In Not That Kind of Girl, Dunham illuminates the experiences that are part of making oneas 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. aTake My Virginity (No Really, Take It)a is the account of Dunhamas first time, and how her expectations of sex didnat quite live up to the actual event (aNo floodgate had been opened, no vault of true womanhood unlockeda); aGirls a Jerksa explores her former attraction to less-than-nice guysaguys who had perfected the adynamic of disrespecta she found so intriguing; aIs This Even Real?a is a meditation on her lifelong obsession with death and dyingawhat she calls her agenetically predestined morbidity.a And in aI Didnat F*** Them, but They Yelled at Me, a she imagines the tell-all she will write when she is eighty and past caring, able to reflect honestly on the sexism and condescension she has encountered in Hollywood, where women are atreated like the paper thingies that protect glasses in hotel bathroomsanecessary but infinitely disposable.a 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. aIam already predicting my future shame at thinking I had anything to offer you, a Dunham writes. aBut if I can take what Iave 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.a Praise for Not That Kind of Girl aThe gifted Ms. Dunham not only writes with observant precision, but also brings a measure of perspective, nostalgia and an older personas sort of wisdom to her portrait of her (not all that much) younger self and her world. . . . As acute and heartfelt as it is funny.aaMichiko Kakutani, The New York Times aItas not Lena Dunhamas candor that makes me gasp. Rather, itas her writingawhich is full of surprises where you least expect them. A fine, subversive book.aaDavid Sedaris aThis book should be required reading for anyone who thinks they understand the experience of being a young woman in our culture. I thought I knew the author rather well, and I found many (not altogether welcome) surprises.aaCarroll Dunham aWitty, illuminating, maddening, bracingly bleak . . . [Dunham] is a genuine artist, and a disturber of the order.aaThe Atlantic aAs Dunham proves beyond a shadow of a doubt in Not That Kind of Girl, sheas not remotely at risk of offering up the same old sentimental tales weave read dozens of times.aaThe Los Angeles Review of Books From the Hardcover edition.I thought I knew the author rather well, and I found many (not altogether welcome) surprises.aaCarroll Dunham aWitty, illuminating, maddening, bracingly bleak . . . [Dunham] is a genuine artist, and a disturber of the order.aaThe ...
|Title||:||Not That Kind of Girl|
|Publisher||:||Random House - 2014-09-30|